This Is The Most Hippie Town In Tennessee And You Need To Visit

Have you ever been to Lewis County, Tennessee? It’s where you’ll find the town of Summertown, an aptly named community tucked right between Memphis and Chattanooga, in the south of the state. Although you may have never heard of this little place, probably haven’t visited, there’s a reason this tiny spot deserves a solid mark on your map. If there has ever been a “most hippie town” in Tennessee, it’s probably the place that serves as a home to the oldest commune in the state.

Summertown is a small town located about an hour south of Nashville. With fewer than 1000 residents, you wouldn’t think there’s much there, but it’s hiding one of the most interesting places in the state. Just outside of town is The Farm, an intentional community that is based on the core values of nonviolence and care for the planet.

The Farm was first founded in 1971 by leader Stephen Gaskin who believed that this community was possible and that Lewis County, Tennessee was the perfect place for it.

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