Holston Army Ammunition Plant
U.S. Army Reserve 7244 Medical Support Unit, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment
4509 West Stone Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660-1048
In Kingsport, the summers are long, warm, and humid; the winters are short, very cold, and wet; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 28°F to 86°F and is rarely below 14°F or above 92°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 23 to September 21, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 86°F and low of 67°F. The cold season lasts for 2.8 months, from December 1 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 54°F. The coldest day of the year is January 23, with an average low of 28°F and high of 46°F.
The wetter season lasts 3.9 months, from April 26 to August 24, with a greater than 34% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 46% on July 16. The drier season lasts 8.1 months, from August 24 to April 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 22% on October 30.
Cost of Living
The average cost of living in Kingsport, TN is 1% lower than the average of Tennessee and 11% lower than our nation’s average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city’s goods. In the case of Kingsport, TN, the price of goods and services are 2% higher than the average of Tennessee as well as 1% lower than the nation’s average.
Getting to Know the Area
Holston Army Ammunition Plant offers annual hunting and fishing opportunities that you must apply for (the participants are chosen by random drawing). For more information, contact HSAAP’s Natural Resources Manager at (423) 578-6276. There are parks, museums, shopping centers, and restaurants near the plant in the town of Kingsport, TN. The Appalachian Caverns are a 30 minute drive from the plant and Laurel Run Park, which features hiking trails and waterfalls, is only a 17 minute drive away.