11 Small Towns In Rural Tennessee That Are Downright Delightful
Part of the reason we love Tennessee is for its massive coffer of teensy-tiny towns, cities with kind folk, and ties to American history. We’re proud of our state, but we love our people. They’re who make Tennessee what it is. Here we’ve found eleven towns that truly make the Volunteer State unique and exemplify some of the best country living in Tennessee. So here is our list of our 11 favorite
rural towns in Tennessee.
Famous for the Jack Daniels distillery, but other notable residents include Davy Crocket (1811-1813) and rock and roll artist Little Richard. Moreover you will find many
things to do in Lynchburg, Tennessee
. In fact, this charming town is a perfect destination for a summer road trip.
As one of the gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains, it is noted for being the "low-key" entrance to the park, identifying as the "Peaceful Side of the Smokies."
is beautiful and if you have ever been it is easy to see why.
is the home of the Red River Baptist Church one of the first churches founded west of the Cumberland Plateau in 1791. The town saw an influx of traffic in the '20s due to its location on US Route 41, which connected Chicago with Florida. Adams is also home to the Bell Witch.
Etowah was founded as a depot along the Louisville & Nashville Railroad line as a direct route between Atlanta and Cincinnati and continues to be a fun thoroughfare for tourists today.
One of the best places to find a fried catfish and a replica of the Eiffel Tower,
happens to be a rural town with a bit of a southern reputation.
5. Bluff City
Tucked away in East Tennessee, Bluff City has some of the most beautiful vistas and stunning overlooks in the east. As a part of the Tri-Cities conglomerate, you're not too far from a couple of larger towns as well.
4. Tellico Plains
The county seat of Unicoi County is most certainly a pretty little thing. Although it may have a controversial history, Erwin is a town that deserves an infusion of contemporary understanding - it's beautiful, the people are kind and it is most definitely a day trip for Tennesseans.
Great for antiquing and family walks, Nolensville is a darling place that the family will fall in love with. Grab a pie from the Amish bakery or find a special bit of furniture for your home -
is Tennessee unplugged, and it's darling.
Known for its university and stunning fall foliage,
is a tiny town with a big natural voice. Nature didn't skimp on the beauty out here.
Did your home town make the list? What are some other great
rural towns in Tennessee? Let us know in the comments!
Now that you’ve seen our take on the best small towns in Tennessee to live in, check out our
list of favorite downtown areas in small towns.
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