Greeneville, town (1990 pop. 13,532), seat of Greene co., NE Tenn., in a tobacco, dairy, and cattle area; founded 1783, inc. 1875. It is a leading tobacco market with plants that produce various light manufactures. In 1785, Greeneville succeeded Jonesboro as the capital of the State of Franklin (see Franklin, State of). President Andrew Johnson's home, tailor shop, and grave are preserved at a national historic site (see National Parks and Monuments, table). In the courthouse square are monuments to Civil War soldiers. Tusculum College is in Greeneville.
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