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The Kingsport Community

Kingsport is the youngest of the Tri-Cities, established in 1917. The city was originally built to provide a stopover along the Holston River. The current population is approximately 53,000 and represents a unique blend of cultures. Kingsport's residents demonstrate the importance of theater, music, and dance through their participation and support of these arts. The Kingsport Symphony Orchestra and Chorus give a full season of concerts.
The Arts and Theater Guild provides cultural entertainment through art exhibitions and theatrical performances.  Ballets are also a component of the area offerings. Recreational opportunities abound in the Kingsport area. Bays Mountain Park consists of a 3,000 acre nature preserve offering hiking around a 40 acre lake and a modern planetarium. Warrior's Path State Park is the most frequently visited state park in Tennessee, offering camping, boating, disk golf, swimming, hiking, golf, and fishing on Patrick Henry Lake. Kingsport's annual week long "FunFest", held in late July is the largest community celebration in the nation. bays
Balloons over Kingsport Kingsport's public schools consistently rank among the best in the state. Numerous accredited pre-schools and day care facilities are located throughout the city. Many opportunities for higher education are available from colleges and universities in and around Kingsport, including the Kingsport University Center which provides courses from East Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee. The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce will be happy to answer any of your questions about the Kingsport community.

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