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 Name||County||Date Founded||Special Recognition|
|River Dale Farm||Cocke||1794||Pioneer Century Farm|