Welcome to Claiborne County, Tennessee.

We are located in north east Tennessee along the border of Kentucky and Virginia.

Claiborne County was formed in 1801 from parts of Grainger and Hawkins Counties and named  for William C.C. Claiborne, Tennessee’s first congressional representative.

The most important historic feature of Claiborne County is the Cumberland Gap, located south of the convergence of Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky. Native Americans called this natural gateway to the north and west the “Warrior’s Path.”

In 1750 Dr. Thomas Walker claimed discovery of the gap and named it Cumberland Gap in honor of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, the son of King George II and Queen Caroline. In 1775 Daniel Boone led thirty men through the gap and opened a road west to settlement.

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The Chamber provides many services to our members that individually would be worth more than the cost of membership dues.

Collectively, these services provide tremendous value to small and large businesses alike. Chamber members think of their dues as an investment in improving the local economy and quality of life in the community, which ultimately benefits all local business through steady economic growth and demand for their products and services.

Consider that for less than an average of 34 cents a day, you have the power of the Claiborne Chamber of Commerce behind you, as well as exclusive access to services worth more than $2950.00 annually.


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Our Mission Statement

The Claiborne County Chamber of Commerce works on behalf of our membership, to promote, unify, inform, serve and enhance the business community. We act with a cohesive voice for the advancement of the economic, environmental, and social concerns of the community in order to make Claiborne County a better place to live, work, and visit.

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