Quality of Life
GREENE AND GROWING.
An incredible history informs today's Greene County with a sense of place, peace and the power of determination. Here, where a struggling tailor rose to the presidency and a rugged frontiersman became a national hero, the sense of possibility drives progress. Perseverance and dedication pay big dividends. The green beauty of the great outdoors, the crack of a bat at the ballpark, the cast of the fishing line over a cool stream—all are part of the slower pace of life and the strong sense of community. Affordable, friendly and forward-looking, Greene County believes in the future.
Art Is Everywhere
The vibrant arts community in Greene County, especially known for performing arts, adds richness to life. The 37,000-square-foot Niswonger Performing Arts Center brings Broadway musicals, headliners and more. Greeneville's Dogwood Park amphitheater hosts outdoor performances. The Art Deco Capitol Theatre features plays, movies and concerts. Tusculum College brings a variety of arts programs, including guest speakers, musicians and theater productions.
The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site includes the home of the 17th President, his Tailor Shop and more. David Crockett Birthplace State Park includes a museum, Crockett's birthplace, campsite, recreation areas, fishing, hiking, and boating. Historic sites offer tours and events and restored buildings, such as the General Morgan Inn, the Doak House Museum and the capitol of the "Lost State of Franklin."
Active people love beautiful Greene County’s endless opportunities for outdoor fun. The Cherokee National Forest, David Crockett Birthplace State Park, local parks and outdoor outfitters offer camping, water sports and hiking. The Appalachian Trail has multiple trailheads here, and the Nolichucky River is a magnet for flyfishing enthusiasts. A minor league baseball team, five golf courses, skate park, tennis and sports complex, and riding stables keep Greene County residents active.