Mount Carmel, Tennessee

town in Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States

Mount Carmel is a town of Hawkins County in the state of Tennessee in the United States. About 5,500 people were living in Mount Carmel as of 2005. It is a part of the area known as the "Tri-Cities".

Mount Carmel, Tennessee
Location of Mount Carmel, Tennessee
Location of Mount Carmel, Tennessee
Coordinates: Coordinates: 36°33′56″N 82°39′12″W / 36.56556°N 82.65333°W / 36.56556; -82.65333
CountryUnited States
 • MayorGary Lawson
 • Total6.8 sq mi (17.7 km2)
 • Land6.8 sq mi (17.7 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,365 ft (416 m)
 • Total5,500
 • Density701.5/sq mi (270.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)423
FIPS code47-50580[1]
GNIS feature ID1294565[2]

Mount Carmel once got national attention in the mid-2000s because of a CBS News story about the town's geography which is only on one side of the main road through the area. Since then, the city has bought property on the other side of the road and has built a cemetery.[3]


  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "Town Missing An 'Other Side'". CBS News.