Little Tennessee, tiny towns and small cities tucked away create some of this great state’s charm. Whether you’re looking for a resort town or your favorite place to visit your grandmother, we have just the place for you. Take a look at these gorgeous towns – you may learn something new.
10) Bell Buckle
Tucked away in the countryside and the home of the annual RC Cola and Moon Pie Festival, this creative, sweet southern town is just like the ones you see in the movies. Be kind, say thank you, enjoy the fantastic food.
Charming and tiny, this is where the famous Scopes Trial was held in 1925. Also, that name? Stolen straight from Ohio. Thanks, guys!
This Williamson County gem is only twenty miles from Nashville but revolves in a world all its own. It's a darling place for down home families, farmers that live on the outskirts and some awesome Tennessee BBQ.
This compact East Tennessee town is a homing beacon for tourists. A gorgeous mountain home for few and vacation destination for many, you can experience small town Tennessee from the comfort of your hotel room. For the locals? It's just their gorgeous southern home.
5,000 residents live in the absolute OLDEST town in Tennessee. How crazy is that? It was settled before Tennessee was even a state, and throws some pretty awesome historical festivals.
5) Leipers Fork
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Located right outside of Franklin, Leiper's Fork is tucked back in the hills and revolves around a tiny main street. You can grab lunch at Puckett's or stay for the live music in the square.
Only 8300 people call Ripley home, on the western side of the state near St. Louis. The Alex Haley House is located here, and it's just a stones throw from the state line if you want to get crazy.
Second oldest Tennessee town, anyone? Davy Crockett's grandparents settled it, and there are hardly 4,000 residents. It may be small, but the fourth of July is supposed to be amazing! Check it out and let us know, hey?
There are only 500 people here and cabins galore - plus it's right outside the Great Smoky Mountains!
1) Tellico Plains
Appalachia has a real gem in Tellico Plains. 900 people and the Cherokee National Forest? You'll think you've died and gone to heaven.
And, stunning. Yes. Every single one. Where would YOU visit?