Surgoinsville Tennessee Profile

Surgoinsville is a town in Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 1,484 at the 2000 census. In 2003 the estimated population was 1,691. It is part of the Kingsport–Bristol (TN)–Bristol (VA) Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region.



Named for French immigrant James Surguine/Surgoine. Surgoinsville is located between Church Hill and Rogersville on Highway 394 near the Holston River. Nearby unincorporated communities, many with a Surgoinsville address, including Stony Point, Carters Valley, Stanley Valley, Tuckers Knob and Big Creek.  Learn More >>

Surgoinsville Library

Melissa Montgomery, Branch Manager
120 Old Stage Road, Surgoinsville, TN 37873
Phone: 423-345-4805 Fax: 423-345-4825

Hours: Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday & Thursday 2pm - 6pm
Wednesday & Friday 1pm - 5pm
Closed Saturday

The town of Surgoinsville Public Library offers several services, activities and resources.
Public Access Pcs, Childrens Computers (no Internet), Interlibrary Loan, PhotoCopying / Printing, Fax Service, Exam Proctoring, Document Scanning, Story Time with Crafts & Games and more.  Download our brochure.
Surgoinsville Schools 

Surgoinsville is located within a 75-mile radius of twelve colleges and universities. The University of Tennessee and East Tennessee State University jointly operate a branch in Eastern Hawkins County. 
 The Surgoinsville educational system includes:

Surgoinsville Elementary School Surgoinsville Middle School and shares Volunteer High School with surrounding communities.  The new school year begins soon!  Use the links above to learn more about our school system.   

Surgoinsville Government 

Surgoinsville City Hall:
1735 Main Street
P.O. Box 67
Surgoinsville, TN 37873-0067
(423) 345-2213


The town of Surgoinsville is administered by Mayor Merrell Graham, Vice-Mayor Bobby Jarnagin & Aldermen:  Pleas Bass, Dale Byington, Dennis Anderson, Tim Hoss & John Sandidge.  Meetings are on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. All meetings are held at the town hall unless otherwise noted.

Fair Housing Activity Notice

The Town of Surgoinsville has received funding through a 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for extending sewer service. The Town has placed a poster at the Surgoinsville City Hall for public viewing between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to satisfy the CDBG program’s fair housing requirement. Citizens should use information contained on the poster to ensure that they are treated fairly in all housing matters including buying or renting, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or family size. The location of the poster is accessible for persons with a disability. If other special accommodations are needed, please contact Pamela Mullins at (423) 345-2213. It is illegal to discriminate on the bases listed above in the sale or rental of housing or residential lots, in the provision of real estate brokerage services, in advertising the sale or rental of housing, in the appraisal of housing, and in the financing of housing. Blockbusting is also illegal. Anyone who feels he or she has been discriminated against may file a complaint of housing discrimination by calling 1-800-669-9777 (toll free).

1735 Main Street, P.O. Box 67 Surgoinsville, TN 37873 | 423-345-2213

9am to 5pm Monday – Friday

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen meet @ 7pm every second Monday of the month


The town of Surgoinsville - population 1,801 was named in honor of its founder, Major James Surguine. Surgoinsville, located in central Hawkins County was chartered in 1815. Almost 200 years later this small community on the bank of the Holston River offers residents the charm of a close, friendly place to call home.





East of Surgoinsville on State Route 346, the Phipps Bend Industrial Park hosts a range of manufacturers who employ more than 2,000 workers. Hawkins County airport is also located west of Surgoinsville and provides access to amateur as well as professional pilots in the area.


Surgoinsville also has Riverfront Park on the Holston where the town’s Riverfront Festival is held annually. Each September, this event brings a weekend of music, entertainment, food, and rides to downtown Surgoinsville.

Enjoy this scenic walking area overlooking the beautiful Holston River and Bays Mountain. Take advantage of the picnic areas, trails, boat ramp, and fishing docks.


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Town Administrators

  • Mayor            Merrell Graham

  • Vice-Mayor   Bobby Jarnagin

  • Alderman      Pleas Bass

  • Alderman      Dale Byington

  • Alderman      Dennis Anderson

  • Alderman      Tim Hoss

  • Alderman      John Sandidge

  • City Recorder  Pamela Mullins
    Town Clerk  Shirley Fields

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