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Campbell County, Tennessee


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"Gateway to the South"

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History & History-related items

City Attractions



Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Tennessee state capital is Nashville.
The population of Jellico is approximately 2,447 (1990), 2355 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,104 (1990), 1027 (2010).
The amount of land area in Jellico is 11.288 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.181 sq kilometers.
The distance from Jellico to Washington DC is 434 miles.
The distance to the Tennessee state capital is 153 miles. (as the crow flies)
Jellico is positioned 36.57 degrees north of the equator and 84.12 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Jellico elevation is 982 feet above sea level.
The Jellico city color is Blue.


on (Interstate) I-75 at the Tennessee-Kentucky state line. It is sixty-five miles north and west of Knoxville, TN
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Jellico.

The first name for the area which would later become Jellico was Smithburg for several families by the name of Smith who lived in the area. This was around 1795. The name was changed to Jellico in 1883. Jellico was named for the seam of high quality bituminous coal which was known as Jellico Coal. The coal got its name from the Angelica plant which grows wild in the area surrounding the city.

A fun article about Jellico
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The founding of Jellico

late 1800s

The incorporation of Jellico



Indian Mountain State Park
Indian Mtn. Road
Jellico, TN 37762
Phone: 423-784-7958

Learn more about Jellico at this site

Jellico Tourism Office
906 5th St
Jellico, TN 37762
Phone: 423-784-3275

Home of the Church of God of the Mountain Assembly International Headquarters

Check out this Jellico picture album

Grace Moore
International star of Opera and stage
Born 1898, died 1947
She was born in Slabtown, Cocke County, Tennessee on 5 December 1898. She was raised in Jellico and began her famous singing career here. She was successful as an actress, singer, broadway star, radio personality and more. For an in-depth look at this legend, see the Grace Moore website.
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Economy & Industry

Open for business and seeking industry in a traditionally non-union manufacturing area.
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Jellico City Government

City of Jellico 410 S Main St
Jellico, TN 37762-2004
Phone: 423-784-6351

Jellico operates under a Mayor-Alderman form of government

Jellico Libraries

Jellico Public Library
104 North Main Street
P.O. Box 630
Jellico, TN 37762
Phone: 423-784-7488

Jellico Schools

Schools in Jellico

Jellico High School
141 High School Ln
Jellico, TN 37762-4418
Phone: 423-784-9455

The Jellico High School sports team players are known as the Blue Devils.

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