Sneedville, Tennessee

human settlement in Hancock County, Tennessee, United States of America

Sneedville is a town in and the county seat of Hancock County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 1,387 at the 2010 census.

Sneedville, Tennessee
Main Street (TN-33) in Sneedville
Main Street (TN-33) in Sneedville
Nickname: 
Chuckville
Location of Sneedville in Hancock County, Tennessee.
Location of Sneedville in Hancock County, Tennessee.
Coordinates: 36°31′55″N 83°12′51″W / 36.53194°N 83.21417°W / 36.53194; -83.21417
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountyHancock
Settled1790s
Incorporated1850[1]
Named forWilliam Henry Sneed
Government
 • TypeMayor-aldermen
 • MayorWilliam Riley
 • Vice MayorMatthew Waddell
Area
 • Total2.30 sq mi (5.95 km2)
 • Land2.30 sq mi (5.95 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,171 ft (357 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,387
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,349
 • Density587.29/sq mi (226.77/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
37869
Area code423
FIPS code47-69460[4]
GNIS feature ID1303706[5]
Websitewww.hancockcountytn.com/Sneedville-City-Government.php

Notable people change

Crime change

Sneedville and Hancock County are known for being a hotspot for drug trafficking, production, and distribution. Methamphetamine, oxycodone, and opioids have caused a significant impact in the community.[9][10][11]

References change

  1. Tennessee Blue Book, 2005-2006, pp. 618-625.
  2. University of Tennessee, Municipal Technical Advisory Service. "Sneedville". Municipal Technical Advisory Service. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  3. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  4. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver". Artists. Decca Records. 2010. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  7. "Jimmy Martin". Bluegrass Masters. International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor. 2011. Archived from the original on 31 October 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  8. Wilusz, Ryan (October 7, 2020). "Crimson Tide parties during COVID-19: Why Morgan Wallen is trending and canceled from SNL". Tennessean. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  9. Moore, Robert (January 13, 2019). "Hancock sheriff announces drug bust". The Citizen Tribune. Retrieved July 18, 2020.
  10. Campbell, Tommy (July 29, 2019). "TAKING BACK HANCOCK COUNTY: Sheriff Brewer announces major drug indictments". The Rogersville Review. Retrieved July 18, 2020.
  11. U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Tennessee (October 22, 2013). "Sneedville Resident Johnny Wayne Neeley Convicted For Oxycodone Trafficking Offenses". United States Department of Justice. Retrieved July 18, 2020.