Welcome to Cocke County Tennessee:
The Adventurous Side of the Smokies!
Established on October 09, 1797, Cocke County was named for William Cocke, one of Tennessee’s first United States Senators. Surrounded by the beauty of the majestic Great Smoky Mountains, Cocke County is truly the Heart Of The Smokies. The Quality of life is paramount with a welcoming residential atmosphere, educational opportunities, and recreation, all set on a serene, country landscape. The community involvement and the sense of pride felt by residents contribute in making Cocke County the place to stay and the place to play in East Tennessee. We invite you to stay for a day, a week or a lifetime and enjoy the Cocke County experience, where natural adventures and pure living are waiting to be explored.
Our Vision is:
To be a significant influence in driving positive change and to be a voice for people, through government, to achieve a better quality of life.
Our Mission is:
To make Cocke County the premier place to visit, work, live and raise a family by providing effective leadership for every citizen.
Our Values are:
- To display honesty through transparency
- To show compassion and inclusiveness
- To build relationships
- To act with integrity and respect
We know when you get here you will not want to leave so we invite you to stay for a day, a week or a lifetime and enjoy the Cocke County experience, where natural adventures and pure living are waiting to be explored. It is an honor and a blessing to serve this county as Mayor and if additional assistance is needed please feel free to give my office a call.
Message from Mayor Ottinger:
I want to personally welcome you to the Cocke County Government web site. Cocke County is undeniably one of the most beautiful scenic destinations you will find and is truly “The Adventurous Side Of The Smokies!” We welcome you to explore our abundant natural resources including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.