Have you ever heard of little Bell Buckle, Tennessee? It’s the Mayberry of ol’ Rocky Top, a place of laughter, southern hospitality, and small town lore. Heck, even the name has a legend to it. Take a look at what makes Bell Buckle the sweetest little place you’ve ever dreamt of – it’s the place of southern dreams.
10) The Victorian homes date back to the 1800's
"Historic" Bell Buckle isn't a joke. The town is rife with gorgeous homes that speak of long ago.
9) Webb School Arts & Crafts Fair
The 39th Webb School Arts & Crafts Fair was held this year, in October. The whole town turns out for a festival honoring local artists and their wares.
8) ALSO - the Webb School is located in Bell Buckle
This college prep private school is known for fantastic academics and successful graduates.
7) Bell Buckle is a member of Tennessee Backroads Heritage, Inc
The association helps promote tourism and historic authenticity throughout the state of Tennessee - and Bell Buckle obviously made the cut.
6) The renowned RC Cola and Moon Pie Festival is held here in June
The town goes CRAZY in support for their favorite junk foods in the summertime. Thousands of tourists turn out for a day in the heat unlike any other.
5) The home is known for their welcoming hospitality
Bell Buckle has a reputation for being a destination spot for small town lovers, antique collectors, young families, pastry fans and history buffs. Need we go on?
4) GeoWoodstock was held in Bell Buckle in 2009
Even though it's small, people came from far and wide for the GeoWoodstock event.
3) Bell Buckle is a part of Tree City, USA
A "green" community, Bell Buckle also has the honor of being the absolute smallest town in the association.
2) Want to guess the population?
It's 500. Making it one of the teeniest towns out there. (Number taken from 2010 census.)
1) Have you heard the Legend of Bell Buckle?
No one really knows where the quirky name, "Bell Buckle" came from. Some believe that the first white settlers found a carving of a cowbell and buckle on the trees, most likely done in warning by Native American tribes. Others say they actually found a bell and buckle tied around a tree, which gave the name, "Bell Buckle" to a nearby creek. The town then took its name from the waterway.
Tennessee did it again, huh? Will you be going to Bell Buckle soon? Let us know in the comments below!