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 and two schools, both parts of the Hamblen County school system, are located in Whitesburg. Whitesburg is a close, mainly farming community. It is home to a variety of people, from farmers to lawyers.