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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Harrogate, TN

Harrogate, as viewed from Cumberland Gap

Harrogate is a city in Claiborne County, Tennessee, United States. The community has been known as "Harrogate" since the 19th century, but did not incorporate as a city by that name until 1993. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,389.

The United States Census Bureau formerly treated Harrogate as a census-designated place (CDP) called Harrogate-Shawanee. At the time of the 2000 census the CDP had a population of 2,865.


When Harrogate first incorporated the city population was approximately 2,700, but since that time the population has increased as a result of annexations. As of 2003 the United States Census Bureau estimated the city population at 3,974. In 2006 the estimated population was 4,425, making Harrogate the largest city in Claiborne County.

Education and Culture

Lincoln Memorial University, a private four-year co-educational liberal arts college, is located in Harrogate. Its Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum houses a large collection of memorabilia relating to the school's namesake, Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Lincoln Memorial is the parent institution of the Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, the first osteopathic medical school in Tennessee.

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park adjoins the city. The Daniel Boone Arboretum in Harrogate contains over 50 labeled species of native trees.

Town Twinning

United Kingdom Harrogate, United Kingdom

External Links

City of Harrogate official website

Daniel Boone Arboretum

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Lincoln Memorial University

Source: Internet