Cocke County, TN Center

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Email: gro.1544833525emohp1544833525sa@ek1544833525coCNT1544833525

Physical Address: Centerview Elementary School, 2400 TN-160, Newport, TN 37821 (map)

Mailing Address: ASP Cocke County, General Delivery, Newport, TN 37821

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASPCockeTN/

Center Information

Sleeping Quarters: This is an air conditioned facility. Females will sleep in the library, and should bring a few fans, as it tends to get a little stuffy without them. The males sleep in the air conditioned gymnasium, and the gym is divided in half so there is still recreation space.

 

Cafeteria/Kitchens: There is a cafeteria that closes after meal times due to strict TN State laws. There is plenty of space for fellowship and eating! The cooks have been with ASP for 10+ years and always look forward to volunteers returning.

 

Showers: There are outdoor showers with 3 stalls per gender, and there is hot water!

 

Recreation Space: There is half of the gymnasium for recreation space. There is also a jungle gym and plenty of field space for games outdoors.

 

Closest Medical Facility: Newport Medical Center (about 20 minutes away)

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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!

 

Population: 35,162

 

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.