Frequently Asked Questions
The Cocke County Partnership was formed in 2004 to help create synergy for area growth and development. The Partnership is comprised of the Newport/Cocke County Economic Development Commission, Newport/Cocke County Tourism Development and the Newport/Cocke County Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of the Cocke County Partnership is to enhance the county’s economic climate and quality of life.
The Economic Development Commission works with local governments and agencies to help recruit new jobs to the Newport/Cocke County area. The Commission also focuses on the expansion of existing businesses and promoting tourism to the area.
Tourism development is an important aspect of the Newport/Cocke County area. The main goal is to attract visitors to the area to see and experience all of the great things to do in Newport and Cocke County TN.
The Cocke County Chamber of Commerce sets the vision for the community and what it will become. Newport/Cocke County believes, through partnerships, we can provide both economic opportunity and quality of life for all citizens and businesses in Cocke County and around the region.
All of the schools in Cocke County are now accredited by the State of Tennessee and the Southern Association. The Cocke County School System is dedicated to creating a culture for student success. True to this commitment “ The purpose of the Cocke County School System is to achieve educational excellence by preparing its students with the necessary knowledge and skills that will empower them to achieve their academic and personal goals, to realize their post secondary ambitions, and to become productive citizens in the global community.”
Cocke County Schools http://www.cocke.k12.tn.us/index.html
There are four unincorporated regions in the county, which have their own zip codes and post offices. These are Cosby, Del Rio, Bybee, and Hartford.
Parrottsville became an incorporated city in 1769, which means that it is the third oldest city in Tennessee, and the only other city located in Cocke County.
Newport is the largest incorporated city with a population of 6937 according to the 2010 census.
Newport,Tennessee is the County Seat of Cocke County.
The population in Cocke County, Tennessee was 35,642 according to the 2010 census.