Cocke County

Cocke County Map

This map is intended for general geographical understanding. It does not provide the specific locations of the farms in order to protect the owners’ privacy. Map Courtesy of Carole Swann, Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

Cocke County was created from Jefferson County in 1797 and named in honor of William Cocke, a Revolutionary War soldier, who supported the establishment of the State of Franklin, helped write Tennessee’s first constitution, and served as one of the state’s initial U. S. Senators. The county seat is Newport. The railroad industry has played a significant role in the history of Cocke County by providing a transportation link to both Knoxville, Tennessee and Ashville, North Carolina. The influence and importance of the railroad in the town is notable by the railroad depot being located at the center of the downtown area instead of the courthouse. For more information regarding Cocke County, please go to the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture website.

Farm NameCountyDate FoundedSpecial Recognition
Baxter Farm Cocke 1875
Bible Farm Cocke 1887
Dwight L. Bundy Farm Cocke 1907
Heritage Farms Cocke 1849
Jim and Alice Freeman Gulf Farm Cocke 1910
Leibrock Farm Cocke 1886
M.G. Roberts Poplar Tree Farm Cocke 1859
Neas Farm Cocke 1885
Oakleaf Farm Cocke 1902
Ottinger Farm Cocke 1894