About Bledsoe County

The rugged beauty of the mountains and scenic landscape of the valley come together in Bledsoe County to the delight of travelers who enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. Rich in history, the county was named after Anthony Bledsoe who joined the battle against England in America's War of Independence.

The county seat of Pikeville is a picturesque town offering the best in Southern hospitality and friendliness. What began as a small frontier village is still centered around a stately courthouse square. Unique shops dot the streets, offering everything from handmade quilts to antiques and native country crafts. Overnight visitors can stay in one the area's motels or take advantage of bed and breakfast accommodations. The South Main Street Historic District encompasses Pikeville's lovely older homes, preserving a variety of architectural styles.

The Jack-O-Lantern you light each Halloween may very well have come from Bledsoe County - The Pumpkin Capital of the World. Many delicious varieties of apples are shipped by local growers, along with Christmas trees. Wooden's Apple House is open seven days a week from August through November. These products highlight the annual Fall Harvest Festival featuring games, foods and crafts. Other annual events include The Nine Mile Bluegrass Festival and Fall Creek Fall's Christmas on the Mountain. 

Outdoor Recreation has always been popular in Bledsoe County, home to Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park. Located atop the Cumberland Plateau, the park features Fall Creek Falls - the highest waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains - along with many other scenic cascades and waterfalls. The park offers a wide variety of recreational facilities: an inn and restaurant, campsites, cabins, group lodges, an 18-hole golf course, horseback riding, a fishing lake, a nature center, and of course, miles and miles of wonderful hiking trails.


Bledsoe Chamber of Commerce
http://www.pikeville-bledsoe.com/

Top photo credit: Brent Moore

CIVIL WAR SITES
Follow this trail to some of the most compelling places in Tennessee's history.
CHEROKEE HERITAGE SITES
This trail will highlight sites and stories relating to Native American history of this region.
SEQUATCHIE VALLEY BYWAY
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RELIGIOUS HERITAGE SITES
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FARM FUN
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ART STOPS
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HIWASSEE RIVER BLUEWAY
More than 60 miles of navigable water for canoes, kayaks and paddle boats.

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PIE IN THE SKY TRAIL
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