Established in 1783, Greene County is named in honor of Nathaniel Greene. Greeneville serves as the county seat of government. The east Tennessee location of the county means the terrain is mostly mountainous, especially in the eastern part of the county.

Nathaniel Greene, a Major General, was an outstanding officer in the Revolutionary War. Greene served as Quartermaster General after fighting successfully at Trenton, Brandywine and Germantown. Moving back into the field, Greene took command of the Army in the south. His successful handling of that campaign helped bring the war to a conclusion.

The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site at Greeneville is one of a number of points of interest in the county. Others include the Unicoi Wildlife Management Area, the Andrew Johnson Wildlife Management Area, both in the eastern half of the county; and Davy Crockett Birthplace State Historic Area, as well as the Nolichucky Water-fowl Sanctuary and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. The Trail of the Lonesome Pine State Scenic Trail is located here.

Greene County was formed from land that earlier had been part of Washington County.

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