Sullivan County

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Sullivan County
County of Sullivan
Sullivan County Courthouse in Blountville
Sullivan County Courthouse in Blountville
Map of Tennessee highlighting Sullivan County
Location within the U.S. state of Tennessee
Map of the United States highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°31′N 82°18′W / 36.51°N 82.3°W / 36.51; -82.3
Country United States
State Tennessee
Founded1779
Named forGeneral John Sullivan[1]
SeatBlountville
Largest cityKingsport
Area
 • Total430 sq mi (1,100 km2)
 • Land413 sq mi (1,070 km2)
 • Water16 sq mi (40 km2)  3.8%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2019)
158,348
 • Density379/sq mi (146/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitewww.sullivancountytn.gov

Sullivan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee on its northeast border. As of the 2010 census, the population was 156,823.[2] Its county seat is Blountville.[3]

Sullivan County is part of the KingsportBristolBristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area, commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region.

Sullivan is Tennessee's second-oldest county;[4] it was established in 1779 when the area was still part of North Carolina. From 1784 to 1788, it was part of the extra-legal State of Franklin.[5]

  1. ^ Blythe Semmer, "Sullivan County," Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved: 7 April 2013.
  2. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 7, 2013.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. ^ Sullivan County official website. Retrieved: 6 November 2013.
  5. ^ J.D. Lewis, "North Carolina Counties from 1664 to Present," 2004. Retrieved: 7 April 2013.

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  • Sullivan County, Tennessee

    U.S. county in Tennessee

  • Blountville, Tennessee

    CDP in Tennessee, United States

  • Bluff City, Tennessee

    City in Tennessee, United States

  • Walnut Hill, Tennessee

    CDP in Tennessee, United States

  • Bristol Motor Speedway

    Motorsport track in the United States

  • Battle of Blountville
  • Sullivan Central High School

    High school in Blountville, Tennessee, United States

  • Sullivan East High School

    Public high school in Bluff City, Tennessee, United States

  • 1982 Busch 500

    Auto race held at Bristol International Raceway in 1982

  • Buffalo, Sullivan County, Tennessee

    Unincorporated community in Tennessee, United States


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