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Town of Surgoinsville – Population 1,801

The town of Surgoinsville was named in honor of its founder, Major James Surguine. Surgoinsville, located in central Hawkins County was chartered in 1815. Almost 200 years later this small community on the bank of the Holston River offers residents the charm of a close, friendly place to call home. East of Surgoinsville on State Route 346, the Phipps Bend Industrial Park hosts a range of manufacturers who employ more than 2,000 workers. Hawkins County airport is also located west of Surgoinsville and provides access to amateur as well as professional pilots in the area. Surgoinsville also has Riverfront Park on the Holston where the town’s Riverfront Festival is held annually. Each September, this event brings a weekend of music, entertainment, food, and rides to downtown Surgoinsville.


Demographic Information

For up-to-date demographic information visit the Surgoinsville profile page at the US Census Bureau.

Tax Structure

For up-to-date tax information, visit the website of the State of Tennessee, Dept. of Revenue.


Post Office
First Class

Newspapers and Frequency
Rogersville Review - Bi-Weekly - Wed., Sat.
Kingsport Times-News - Daily
Morristown Tribune - Daily
Knoxville News-Sentinel - Daily

Radio Stations
WRGS - Rogersville - 1,000 Watts
WMCH - Church Hill - 1,000 Watts
WEYE-FM - Surgoinsville - 5,000 Watts

Television Stations
WKPT - Kingsport - ABC
WCYB - Bristol - NBC
WJHL - Johnson City - CBS
WBIR - Knoxville - NBC
WTVK - Knoxville - ABC
WATE - Knoxville - ABC
WSJK - Sneedville - PBS

Cable Television
The majority of Hawkins County is served by cable television.

Telephone Companies
Central and Western Hawkins County - Bell South
Eastern Hawkins County - Sprint - United
Church Hill - Embarq


Town Administrators

  • Mayor            Merrell Graham

  • Vice-Mayor   Bobby Jarnagin

  • Alderman      Pleas Bass

  • Alderman      Dale Byington

  • Alderman      Dennis Anderson

  • Alderman      Tim Hoss

  • Alderman      John Sandidge

  • City Recorder  Pamela Mullins
    Town Clerk  Shirley Fields

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