Welcome to Whitwell, TN

Whitwell Welcome Sign located at each end of town

Whitwell Welcome Sign located at each end of town

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As Whitwell is Nestled between two mountain ranges, this old mining town has grown very slowly in the Sequatchie Valley, but many who live in and around Whitwell prefer to call it ‘God’s Country’. It is very desirable being out in the country and still have the amenities of the larger cities. The Churches are abundant and School life here is second to none.

Our very own Whitwell Middle School was responsible for putting together the Children’s Holocaust Memorial and Paper Clip Project that became very famous the world over! There was even a movie called ‘Paper Clips’ made about the school’s project!

Even though Whitwell has been around since the 1800s, the town was officially established and incorporated as The City of Whitwell in 1956. Whitwell also has its own sister city in Derbyshire, England, and you can visit that website at Whitwell.com.

Whitwell is also the proud home of the Marion County Veterans Memorial Park located at the entrance to Whitwell’s Ball Park, and also home to the Civil War Dinner Theater at Buttonwillow Church. Click Here now for more information on this great family experience of great Southern Food and where American History comes alive!

Another great attraction to visit just a few minutes down the road from Buttonwillow is the wonderful Coal Miner’s Museum which showcases many of the coal mining artifacts that helped to shape the history of our surrounding area.

As anyone can see, Whitwell is a lovely community that has a bit of small town flavor that enjoys smart growth, with nearby big city ammenities and activities, sooooooo…..

When you’re in Whitwell, YOU ARE IN AMERICA! GOD’S COUNTRY!!!

We, at The City of Whitwell, are very honored that you have visited this website and we truly hope you enjoy browsing around and learning about the many interesting things that Whitwell, Tennessee has to offer!


The CITY OF WHITWELL is open from 8:30am to 5:00pm Central Timezone, where you can pay your water bill, make donations for causes or events, and also pay your City Property Taxes.


Emailing Us:

Click here to Email Us at cityrcd.whitwell@att.net for asking questions to the Mayor or anyone at the City of Whitwell.

Phoning Us:

City Hall, Police & Fire Depts    423-658-5151 or
Also Fire Dept    423-658-5202
Water Works – 600 N Cedar St    423-658-5615
Our FAX Number    423-658-2397

Writing Us or sending in payments:

13671 HWY 28
PO BOX 610

or just stopping by and visiting us at Whitwell City Hall located at 13671 HWY 28.

Whitwell City Officials:   

Linda Hooper – Mayor
Jim Nunley – Vice Mayor
Terry Parker – City Commissioner
Sandra Crabtree – City Commissioner
Micah Atterton – City Commissioner
Stacy Terry – City Manager
Rodney Easterly – Chief of Police
Tina Green – City Recorder




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3 thoughts on “Welcome to Whitwell, TN

  1. My name is Larry Higgins; I work as a Veterans Representative with the State of Ohio. My mother and father are Amos and Lillie Higgins who are from the Whitwell TN area, top of the mountain (Griffith Creek). There are many Higgins Clan still living in the Whitwell TN area. Both my parents have passed away, however they continued to visit the Whitwell TN area for many years after us moving to Ohio in 1952. With this said my 3 older brothers and I are coming to Whitwell this weekend, Sept 25, 26, and 27 to visit and take pictures of the Whitwell, Griffith Creek, Palmer, and Dunlap area. We plan to visit the old home place on Griffith Creek Mountain, and the Coal Mine that my father worked in for many years before moving to Ohio. We all are looking forward to coming to Whitwell TN and visit. Larry Higgins, Kenny Higgins, James Wiley Higgins, and Harold Higgins, “The Higgins Boys”.

  2. Martin Heninger says:

    I just acquired property in Whitwell, and am looking forward to familiarizing myself with the city, and folks. Beautiful place!

  3. Ketner's Mill Arts & Crafts Fair in Whitwell, TN says:

    Fall is in the air… don’t forget to join us at Ketner’s Mill Fair!

    Saturday & Sunday, October 17 – 18
    Sat: 9am – 6pm EDT
    Sun: 10am – 5:30pm EDT

    Admission: $7.00 for adults; children 12 and under free. Handicap parking is available. Parking is free!

    Ketner’s Mill Country Arts & Crafts Fair is two days packed with shopping, great southern-style foods, entertainment and activities for the whole family.

    The beautiful setting along the Sequatchie River provides a picturesque backdrop to the whole event, and leaves you feeling like you’ve stepped back into the days of the pioneers, while artisans demonstrate their crafts, the mill churns out freshly ground cornmeal, farm animals graze in the sun and covered wagons circle through the trees. You can be a part of the fun this year, too!

    All funds raised benefit the preservation of the historic mill.

    Click here for more info

    Event page on Facebook!

    Visit our official Facebook Page!

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