Whitesburg is an unincorporated community in eastern Hamblen County, Tennessee. The small, rural community is located along U.S. Route 11E. Whitesburg is bordered by Russellville on the west and Bulls Gap on the east. A U.S. post office, Whitesburg Elementary School and East Ridge Middle School, parts of the Hamblen County school system, are located in Whitesburg. It is a close farming community with a back-home feel. It is the home of few wealthy people, which is quite surprising, counting the number of beautiful land plots.