Hancock County

Hancock 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.

Hancock County is in the northeastern section of Tennessee and shares its northern border with the state of Virginia. The county was named in honor of John Hancock, the Revolutionary patriot. The town of Sneedville serves as the county seat and is the only incorporated town in the county. Traditionally, the county’s economy has been based on agriculture and small businesses. However, the county also had a booming mining industry during the 1950s-1970s. For more information regarding Hancock County, please go to the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture website.

Farm NameCountyDate FoundedSpecial Recognition
Clinchview Acres Farm Hancock 1833
Mossy's Creek Farm Hancock 1907
Parkey Farms Hancock 1826
Stony Acres Hancock 1875