Unicoi County

Unicoi County, Tennessee

100 Main St
Erwin, TN 37650
Phone: (423) 743-9391
Fax: (423) 743-8007

On the northeastern border of TN, south of Johnson City; organized Mar 23, 1875 from Washington and Carter counties. Name Origin: For Unicoi Creek, which runs through it, or a variant form of Cherokee unaka 'white,' referring to the color of the rocks in the Unaka Mountains.

Area (sq mi):: 186.49 (land 186.14; water 0.35) Population per square mile: 94.40
Population 2005: 17,572 State rank: 71 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.50%; 1990-2000 6.80% Population 2000: 17,667 (White 97.10%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.90%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 41.50
Income 2000: per capita $15,612; median household $29,863; Population below poverty level: 13.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,623-$23,272
Unemployment (2004): 6.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 21.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 45.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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com)-- The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has selected Janet Hensley and Rob Martin to serve as the volunteer ambassadors to the designated Appalachian Trail Community[TM] of Unicoi County, Tennessee.
LeConte, and ends up, of all places, in Unicoi County.
ABSTRACT--A spectacular 26-crest set of magaripples is described from sandstones and associated finer-grained rocks from the Hampton Formation (Lower Cambrian), Unicoi County, Tennessee.
Unicoi County, Tennessee, has 17,700 people, and it hasn't had a reported murder in six years.
On January 27, sheriff's office dispatchers in Unicoi County, Tennessee, received a phone call from an Erwin woman who said she was holding a man at gunpoint outside her home.
In Unicoi County, TN, the Tennessee Department of Transportation upgraded US 23 to interstate standards in anticipation of incorporating the roadway into I-26.
Consider this case: Dean Poling, a junior at Unicoi County High School in Erwin, Tenn.
An eleventh-grade honor student at Unicoi County High, Poling was on the ballot for class president in the spring student council elections.
Road construction projects are now underway literally from one end of the state to the other-from Nonconnah Parkway in Memphis, to the Interstate 181 Extension in Unicoi County, to the North Parkway at Clarksville and the new Highway 50 Connector from Winchester to 1-24 in Franklin County.
The three grants, totaling more than $190,000, will be used to install underground storage tanks and dispensers to sell either E85 (ethanol) or B20 (biodiesel) at three of Appco's refueling stations, including locations in Johnson City, in Unicoi County and Sullivan County.