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The city of Wartburg is a rural community tucked into the hills of East Tennessee. Wartburg is surrounded by a wide array of natural wonders including the Big South Fork Recreational Area, the Frozen Head State Park and the famous Cumberland Trail.

Wartburg is the county seat for Morgan County, and residents enjoy the benefits of the relaxed East Tennessee lifestyle. For shopping and other conveniences, Oak Ridge and Harriman are just 30 minutes away. Several recent construction projects, including the castle renovation and the Cumberland Trail upgrade, ensure that Wartburg will remain an attractive place to visit or live for many years to come.

History

Morgan County was established by the legislature in 1817. The territory runs diagonally from the eastern escarpment of the Cumberland Plateau to the Kentucky line in the north. In the early years, the area was noted for its abundance of coal and iron ore, which served as the foundation for future economic development.

George F Gerding, a businessman from New York, is credited with founding Wartburg in the mid 1840s. The town was named after Wartburg Castle in Germany in order to attract German immigrants to the area. Gerding founded the East Tennessee Colonization Company and purchased 170,000 acres of land in Morgan and other adjacent counties for future growth and development.

In 1870, Morgan County officials decided to move the county seat from the abandoned town of Montgomery to Wartburg. The establishment of the Cincinnati Southern Railroad in 1880 helped the economy transition from an agriculture base to logging and mining.

Today, commerce in Wartburg revolves around tourism and state park maintenance services.

Attractions

Wartburg occupies an area inside the majestic Crab Orchard Mountains, which provide an abundance of outdoor sporting, fishing and recreational activities.

  • Vistors Center: The Obed Wild and Scenic River Visitors Center offers a variety of entertaining exhibits relating to the river and its cultural history. The center also houses an onsite bookstore and novelty shop.
  • Catoosa Wildlife Management Area: On the upper Cumberland Plateau, 82,000 acres of rugged land provides some of the best hiking, whitewater rafting and hunting opportunities in East Tennessee. Catoosa has an abundance of deer, wild boar, squirrels, raccoons, wild turkey, and mourning doves. Fishermen come from across the country to catch smallmouth bass, bluegill, muskellunge and rock bass.
  • Frozen Head State Park: Located near Wartburg, the park consists of 330 acres and 14 peaks that are over 3000 feet high. An observation tower offers a clear view of the Cumberland Plateau, the Great Smoky Mountains and the Tennessee Ridge and Valley.

Demographics

As one might expect from a close-knit rural community, Wartburg's demographics reflect the town's safe, clean and relaxed lifestyle.

  • Population: 918 as of 2010
  • Estimated Household Income: $23,391 as of 2009
  • Median Home Value: $120,525 as of 2009
  • Cost of Living Index: 82.9 (U.S. average is 100)
  • High School Diploma: 66.1 percent
  • Unemployment Rate: 10.4 percent as of 2012
  • Industries: Manufacturing, construction, and public administration
  • Crime: The Total Crime Index for Wartburg is 22. This is substantially below the national average of 100.

Schools

The Morgan County School District includes eight schools that serve 3,300 students in four communities. Wartburg is the only town in Morgan County that has its own dedicated elementary school, middle school and high school.

  • Wartburg Central Elementary School: Grades K-5
  • Wartburg Central Middle School: Grades 6-8
  • Wartburg Central High School: Grades 9-12

The district continues to strive to provide students with a safe and inviting place to learn. Each school is expected to create an environment conducive for continuous leaning while developing strong relationships with parents, families and the surrounding community.

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