About the Community
One-page fact sheet about the county
History of ASP in the County: ASP has served Cocke County for many years, and ASP has been at Centerview Elementary School for over 5 yeras running now. Principal Messer has said that as long as she’s in charge there, ASP will have a home!
Terrain: Mountainous. You can see the Smoky Mountains in the distance, and you will likely enjoy some switchback roads!
County Seat: Newport, TN
Major Employers: Cocke County School System, The State of Tennessee (forestry service, prison, etc)
Per Capita Income: $18,113
Percent Living Below Poverty Line: 27.8%
Interesting Facts: Rocky Top, a summit found in Cocke County, became famous in the Osborne Brother’s anthem “Rocky Top” that also became University of Tennessee’s unofficial fight song.