Established on October 9, 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.