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Tazewell Town

Claiborne County, Tennessee

Tazewell Town Photo

Photo: Graham-Kivett House (Greystone), ca. 1810, Main Street, Tazewell, TN. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. Photographed by user: Brian Stansberry (own work), 2015, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed October, 2015.

Tazewell Town Hall is located at 1830 Main Street, Tazewell, TN 37879.
Phone: 423‑626‑5104.

Neighborhoods

Tazewell was designated the Claiborne county seat three years after the county was formed in 1804.

Tazewell as described in 1939 [1]

Tazewell, seat of Claiborne County, is a typical mountain town that has changed little in several decades. It was named for Henry Tazewell who served in the United States Senate. The town was settled about 1801. People in this county possessed few slaves and when the vote was taken on secession 250 were for it and 1,242 against.

  1. Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers' Program, Tennessee: A Guide to the State, American Guide Series, Tennessee Department of Conservation, Stratford Press, 1939.