Panther Creek State Park is a 1,435 acre park located on the Cherokee Reservoir in the historic Holston River Valley, six miles west of Morristown. Pioneers from North Carolina and the older Watauga Settlement in East Tennessee arrived in this area around 1785. Prior to this time, the Cherokee Indians were the most prominent Native American tribe in the area. Visit the Park website for a full description of activities!

Panther creek state park

uniquely Morristown

Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America's most visited national park.

The park strives to protect the historic structures, landscapes, and artifacts that tell the varied stories of people who once called these mountains home. Plan a visit during your stay in our East Tennessee area!

During your downtime, if you feel the need to do some shopping, we have a good local selection of retailers you can visit such as College Square Mall, Kelley Marie Chic Boutique, Pier One Imports, Hobby Lobby, TJMaxx, and many more!

If you still have some time on your hands, we are just minutes away from Tennessee's largest trifecta shopping destination - Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg, Tennessee!

great smoky mountains national park

shopping destinations

The Crossroads District located in the heart of Morristown, is home to a diverse range of specialty shops, restaurants, services and more. The Farmer's Market is here. Stop by the library or the post office, stroll through a park, ring the Liberty Bell...there truly is something for everyone downtown.

The boundaries for the 111 acre Crossroads District, our program focus area, is divided into four distinct neighborhoods: Downtown Core, West North Area, City Center Area, East Main Area, and Morris Blvd. Area. The District includes the Hamblen County Courthouse, Rose Center, and the Henry Street Post Office, all listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Scroll through the pictures above for an overview of the diversity found within the Crossroads District. It remains today the center of local government and culture, home to parks and gardens, an array of both independent local businesses and nationally respected chains...the true crossroads of our community.

Visit the Shop.Dine.Explore! page for more information.