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Bulls Gap was settled in 1794. The town was named for the famous gunsmith, John Bull, who made his home in the gap of theDowntownBullsGap mountains.

During its time, the town has been called Rogersville Junction and Bulls Gap Junction. Eventually, the town -- an important railroad junction fought over during the Civil War -- was allowed to keep its traditional name, Bulls Gap.

BullsGapBulls Gap was the hometown of country star and television personality Archie Campbell, and his homeplace was moved to the downtown to serve as the centerpiece of the Archie Campbell Museum and Tourist Center.

Today, the town is governed by a Board of Mayor and Aldermen and is located at the important intersection of several major highways.

Local Information
Bulls Gap Town Hall
P.O. Box, 139 South Main Street
Bulls Gap, TN 37711
(423) 235-5216 phone
(423) 235-2955 sewer maintenance
  Board of Mayor and Alderman
Meets on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
All meetings are held at town hall, unless noted.
     
Holston Electric Co-op
1200 West Main Street
Rogersville, TN 37857
(423) 272-8821 phone
  Bulls Gap Planning Commission
Meets the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m.
     
Hawkins County Gas Utility
202 Park Boulevard
Rogersville, TN 37857
(423) 272-8841 phone
  Russellville-Whitesburg Utility District (water)
5935 E. Andrew Johnson Highway
Russellville, TN 37860
(423) 586-2232 phone 
     
Comcast (cable)
241 West Summer St
Greeneville, TN 37743
(423) 639-4321 phone 
   
Major Events:

Archie Campbell Days, Labor Day Weekend

Demographics:

Incorporated in:  1955, Population: 749, Elevation: 1,153 feet

Education:

Bulls Gap School,  Cherokee High School, www.hck12.net

 

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