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Bean Station is a city in Grainger County, in the Morristown metro area.
The community is named for the pioneering Bean Family. Robert Bean and William Bean II were the first people to settle here, doing so in 1776.
The latitude of Bean Station is 36.343N. The longitude is -83.284W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,148 feet.
The Tate Springs Resort, numbering over 30 buildings and with a guest list that included Fords and Rockefellers, operated in Bean Station at the beginning of the 20th century.
Nearby Cherokee Lake was created in 1940, when the Holston River was dammed.
The community was incorporated in 1996, over 200 years after the arrival of its first settlers.
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Grainger County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bean Station political report.
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