Get ready for a wonderful Christmas season chocked full of festivities in downtown Historic Blountville! Please join us for an old-fashioned Christmas on December 10th thru 12th! Events begin at 6 PM on Thursday, December 10th with the Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting, followed by some joyous Christmas caroling by the Blountville Middle School Choir under the direction of Darren Malcolm. Festivities continue on Saturday with the annual Blountville Ruritan Christmas Parade beginning at 2 PM. And, Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a candlelight tour of Blountville's hidden gem, the Old Deery Inn! The Christmas Tree Lighting and Christmas Caroling are free and open to the general public. Tours of the Old Deery Inn are suggested donation of $5 for adults and $3 for students. Come one, come all... Blountville is the place to start your Christmas celebrations! Information at 423.323.4660.

  • Dec. 10, 6 PM, Christmas Tree Lighting, outside Historic Sullivan County Courthouse (free admission)
  • Dec. 10, 6:05 PM, Christmas Caroling by Blountville Middle School Choir, outside Historic Sullivan County Courthouse (Hot chocolate and refreshments will be available.) (free admission)
  • Dec. 10, 6 PM to 9 PM, Candlelight Tours of the Old Deery Inn, downtown Blountville ($5/adult)
  • Dec. 12, 2 PM, Annual Blountville Ruritan Christmas Parade, main street in Blountville
  • Dec. 12, 1 PM to 5 PM, Candlelight Tours of the Old Deery Inn, downtown Blountville ($5/adult)

FROM COUNTRY MUSIC TO OUR BEAUTIFUL EAST TN MOUNTAINS, from the Bristol Motor Speedway to Historic Rocky Mount, we think Sullivan County has it all! We are so blessed! When we look around us and see how beautiful historic Sullivan County is, we realize that preserving and showcasing our rich heritage is critically imperative. Our ancestors settled in this beautiful section of East Tennessee over two centuries ago. Remembering the past and those who have gone before us takes us back into yesterday, maybe a century or two, into a world whose heritage is well worth preserving and sharing.

Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism
Our primary focus is on preservation of Sullivan County’s historic governmental records while showcasing the history and attractions, both old and new, in our area.  Patrick Henry once said, "I know of no way of judging the future but by the past." Preserving our historic documents and buildings is closest to the very heart of the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism, as it brings us a better understanding of who we are today. Without our historic documents and the beautiful historic sites in Sullivan County, we would often be reminded of ancestors whose names were long since forgotten and of homeplaces lost in time. Please visit beautiful Northeast Tennessee and enjoy our Sunnyside Trail! We invite you to join us in our quest as we preserve the past, share our heritage, and showcase the beautiful attractions in Sullivan County, Tennessee, truly "a Museum of Masterpieces, both old and new".

"In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we came from."  - Alex Haley

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