The history of Tennessee is hidden away in its small towns and remote enclaves, some in the mountains to the east and others located on the shining Mississippi River to the west. The Cumberland Plateau boasts its own number of significant spaces, and you’ll find folks traveling from all over to experience the Volunteer State’s deep history. The town of Cosby, Tennessee, is on the eastern edge of the state, and though it is tiny, it has its own mighty story. Cosby is where illegal alcohol was once distilled and where hikers have the opportunity to capitalize on the town’s remote beauty and wonderful location, and it remains a true Tennessee gem to this day. Let’s take a closer look at our journey to this delightful small town in Tennessee.

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The town of Cosby, Tennessee, may not be well known throughout the volunteer state, and beyond, but it exudes rural charm that’s unlike any other town. Have you visited? Would you live in this bucolic gem, tucked away in the Tennessee countryside?

Not only is Cosby, TN at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, but we discovered you can also drive from the town right into the park. The east section of Foothills Parkway is a scenic bypass overlooking the majestic mountains of our beloved national park. Be sure to pack a good pair of binoculars! The east section is smaller than its western counterpart but well worth seeing when you’re looking for Costy, TN things to do. The drive is beautiful and one day they hope to connect both the east and west sides.

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What are some of the best small towns in Tennessee?

Tennessee is filled with amazing small towns that are worth visiting and here are a few of our sections to get you started:

  • Bell Buckle, is an artistic town with history and amazing annual festivals.
  • Leaper’s Fork is a village outside of Franklin that is also very artistic and filled with live music. 
  • Wartrace is a small town that is home to the Tennessee Walking Horse and filled with southern charm.
  • Ethridge, take a trip to the country to visit this lovely rural town with a thriving Amish community.
  • Sewanee, is the perfect little town for nature lovers.
  • Gatlinburg, Situated in the heart of the Smoky Mountains this town is as scenic as it is fun.
  • Jonesborough, not only is this the first town in Tennessee its historical significance is only matched by the town's undeniable charm. 
  • Greeneville is also a historic town in Tennessee.
  • All of these small towns and many more can be found in our article that covers 12 small-town getaways, one for every month of the year. 

 

What are the largest cities in Tennessee?

Here are the top three biggest cities in Tennessee by size:

  • Nashville at 526 square miles
  • Memphis at 302.6 square miles
  • Chattanooga at 143.2 square miles

 

The three biggest cities by population in Tennessee are:

  • Nashville with over 700,000 residence
  • Memphis with over 600,000 residence
  • Knoxville with over 190,000 residence