Hampton is a small unincorporated community that is surrounded on all sides by the Unaka Mountains. In the 1860s, a state legislator by the name of Elijah Simerly established the place and named it after his wife, Mary Hampton. He built an Italianate-style house that is nowadays known as the Butler Mansion, and it's on the National Register of Historic Places.
The main industry in the place is tourism, thanks to the Cherokee National Forest. Exploring this huge, 655,598-acre national forest can be a very thrilling experience! There are plenty of trails that you can hike along with your leashed pooch. One of those is the world's largest hiking trail called the Appalachian Trail that goes through 14 states and is 2,190 miles long!
There aren't any accommodations in Hampton or places where you can grab a bite or a coffee in the company of your pooch. However, the community's close proximity to Johnson City solves that problem! There, you can find more than 10 doggie-welcoming accommodations just 16 miles out of town. The same applies to restaurants; you and Fido can explore more than 20 different places with your pooch in Johnson City.
When it comes to the health of your pooch while you're staying in Hampton, you don't need to worry, since the community has its own veterinary hospital.