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Old 08-08-2007, 02:03 AM
 
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I hate to drag up an old thread, but did you ever have any success on deciding where you would be going?

I was looking through my old posts, looking to follow up.
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Old 09-08-2007, 09:54 PM
 
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I lived all my life(pre college) in Sneedville, Tennessee and at one time in my life it was known as the poorest county in the state and maybe the nation. I have seen so much work in all areas of the town in the past 10 years and I "pine" for the old Sneedville without the fast food and ther chain business. I know it is best for people to work.
The roads are not as bad or winding as some have would have you to believe. It is a piece of heaven and you can build on most of the land in the county. Yes, there are hills and small valleys but in California they build on the sides of banks and reclaimed desert everyday. The roads are very driveable a lot of imporvement has been made in this area. That is not a weakness you do not have to use a four wheel drive to move arount the paved county and most of the secondary roads are fine. Check it out that is Sneedville in the fall beautiful leaves and ask around there are resources that are unblieveable-bbq that is mouthwatering and catering that only can be found from home cottage business. sherry
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:46 AM
 
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Smile Sneedville Beautiful, quaint

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I Am Looking To Get Out Of The Murder City Of New Orleans, And Would Like To Move To Sneedville.
How Long Is The Drive To Knoxville And Is There Any Stores In Sneedville , And What About Medical Care Around There? Any Crime There, I Want To Make Sure It Is Safe For My Kids?
I have two daughters and bought a home just outside of Sneedville. I like it because it is not the city. It is pure and beautiful. I did buy my home for a nearby Wal-mart or any of that city life. The town of Sneedville is charming and quaint. They have plenty there to survive, including a hospital, drug store, hardware, beauty shop, library, etc. It is beautiful and I love Sneedville.
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:47 AM
 
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Thank You For The Info. I Will Check Them Out. That Is What I Am Looking For No More Than 30min, But Not Crowded.
Morristown is a large town which is only 45 minutes from Sneedville. You will find everything a city has to offer there including Wal-mart.
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:29 AM
 
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I was raised in Sneedville. Education was wonderful, and I remember many of the things I learned in History, and geography. We had field trips to the Smokies, and we had movies on the weekend, and its a wonderful location. If you need to work, however, moving closer to Kingsport or Johnson City, or Knoxville might be better. If you want a location with tons of jobs, go to Baltimore and DC area. Lots of homes, now cheap, and tons of government jobs and those related to Govt. I love the Maryland area. Tennessee is remote and beautiful. Yes, they do have some issues with Meth labs and that is true of many remote locations. MD is wonderful (best school system in the USA) and highest per capita income in USA. Tons of jobs.
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:25 PM
 
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Hey skyking, why Sneedville, do you have family or friends there? I have been there many times, as my wifes grandparents grew up there, and in fact, papa Horner, even rode for the pony express, as a mail carrier. I agree, at least 1 hour and 45 minutes, to Knoxville, either by driving toward Bean Station and crossing the mountain, or Tazewell, or on the east or northern side, leaving Rogersville. Beautiful country, but absolutely nothing there. There are plenty country settings, within a 30 minute drive of Knox, all depending on what part of the county , you would like.
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:51 AM
 
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I Am Looking To Get Out Of The Murder City Of New Orleans, And Would Like To Move To Sneedville.
How Long Is The Drive To Knoxville And Is There Any Stores In Sneedville , And What About Medical Care Around There? Any Crime There, I Want To Make Sure It Is Safe For My Kids?
Sneedville is the last place you want to move to. They do have problems there, according to another forum online, the citizens of that town complain constantly about the law enforcement ignoring major problems such as "Drugs, Prostitution, and sweep much under the rug". It's an old money town, everyone is apparently related to everyone so they don't like "Strangers" and have had a very low growth rate since 2000. Hancock County is considered to be one of the poorest counties in Tennessee and the law enforcement doesn't even provide medical insurance for their employees. Sound like some place you'd like to move to?

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Also, if you have any kids or plan to have any kids, remember that Hancock County is quite rural and doesn't (or didn't use to) have a lot of funding for education. Hancock County High used to have Spanish classes via video tape. Of course, this is from years ago.

Washburn would be a better bet. It's very pretty up there. Strangely, they seem to have a fair amount of problems from tornadoes and storms, however.
According to 2008 statistics only 50% have a high school education. They have literally no interest in education.

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Old 10-28-2009, 12:53 PM
 
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Sneedville is the last place you want to move to. They do have problems there, according to another forum online, the citizens of that town complain constantly about the law enforcement ignoring major problems such as "Drugs, Prostitution, and sweep much under the rug". It's an old money town, everyone is apparently related to everyone so they don't like "Strangers" and have had a very low growth rate since 2000. Hancock County is considered to be one of the poorest counties in Tennessee and the law enforcement doesn't even provide medical insurance for their employees. Sound like some place you'd like to move to?


According to 2008 statistics only 50% have a high school education. They have literally no interest in education.
And what are your credentials to make such sweeping statements about Sneedville? Prostitution in Sneedville? Lol. Everyone related to everyone? Absurd on the face of the statement. Hancock County is poor, on that you are correct, and it is a bit off the beaten path, but it is beautiful country. Hancock and Sneedville are obviously not for everyone, but the statements above are laughable in some ways. No Sneedville resident is probably concerned about a low growth rate, which Hancock has had for many years, because it insures a really laid-back lifestyle. As with any rural county, jobs are scarce and that is a problem, but many other rural counties face the same issue. If someone is looking for a location that is stepping back in time a bit, in a beautiful location, then Hancock and Sneedville is ideal.
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