Statistics of Hancock County: Population, 1920, 10,454. Assessed valuation of taxable property, 1921, $2,733,197. Area, 260 square miles. Number of farms, 1,820. Railway mileage, none. Drained by the Clinch River. Its surface is partly mountainous and covered with a fine growth of timber. It is rich in all kinds of minerals, including iron ore, lead, zinc, marble, granite, ochre, phosphates, coal and silver. Corn, wheat, oats and live stock are staple products. Sneedville, the county seat, has a population of about five hundred and is located on the Clinch River, fifty miles northeast of Knoxville. It has good churches, schools, bank, newspaper, and flourishing business houses. Scholastic population, 3,833; high schools, 1; elementary schools, 49.
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