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Old 11-04-2007, 11:36 AM
 
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My wife and I want to move to SE Tenn. to start a gentlemans farm. Relocating from Pa. and want to find someplace rural and close to a small town with Southern feel. Any ideas. Currently looking in Monroe County and Tellico Plaines. Thooughts. We will be empty nesters and will not be looking for jobs. Truly want to get back to small town rural america.
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Old 11-04-2007, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Hi, kp. Welcome to the Tennessee forum.

I don't really have any recommendations for you since I don't know that area that well, but you should be able to find a small southern town around here somewhere; we're got a bunch of 'em.

I'm not sure what kind of gentleman's farm you're starting, but there's organzations for just about every kind of hobby farm, everything from fainting goats to llamas to mules to Tennessee Walking Horses (although some of those are not hobby farms).
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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Try this link..... Sequatchie County & Dunlap, TN Chamber of Commerce
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Welcome to the forum.
I would suggest you look to the Rogersville/ Hawkins county area. Hawkins County, Tennessee - Welcome to Hawkins County
Rogersville's downtown is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and is very quaint yet has many areas within a few miles where a gentleman's farm could be very affordable and enjoyable. The views by the Holston River and of the Cumberland mountains are beautiful! Nice people too....my folks live out that way.
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:48 PM
 
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Wow...I'm impressed with the quck responses...thank you. I'll check out the info in the replies so far, but to answer the question on the farm, horses and dogs with room to roam and a small town with a southern home time feel.
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:16 PM
 
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Wow...I'm impressed with the quck responses...thank you. I'll check out the info in the replies so far, but to answer the question on the farm, horses and dogs with room to roam and a small town with a southern home time feel.
There's some beautiful country in the triangle formed by Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. Some of the land is rolling hills and some is somewhat steep. You might also consider the Tullahoma and Shelbyville areas.

A lot of folks here seem to like Crossville. I don't know all that much about it.

And when you do get here, but sure to visit some of the state parks and lakes in the area, especially Fall Creek Falls. Spencer, near Fall Creek Falls might even be a possibility for you.

Oh, and one oddball question. Have you had horses before? The reason I ask is because I saw a photo posted online the other day of someone who had their horses in a pen fenced with barbed wire. A couple of us starting yelling about that. I assume you know horses and know that's a big no-no.

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Old 11-04-2007, 03:26 PM
 
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All our lives...only use wood or electic tape. Currently have 3 horses on our 6 acres in Pa., but want a much larger property, barn, etc.

Thanks for the info!

K
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Old 11-04-2007, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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All our lives...only use wood or electic tape. Currently have 3 horses on our 6 acres in Pa., but want a much larger property, barn, etc.

Thanks for the info!

K
Read between the lines..... LandandFarmdotcom,,,,,,,,
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Old 11-04-2007, 05:39 PM
 
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Check McMinn County as well as Monroe County if you like that particular area.
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Old 11-04-2007, 05:59 PM
 
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Default Hi Rural TN

I have lived in rural TN for 50 yrs., yet have traveled the whole country. TN is like three states in one(distinct differences) and so are the counties.The area you are looking in is known for its wild life. And I mean WILD.Undeveloped land, snakes,deer, wild boar, coyote,fox. It is a hunter's paradise Greene county is huge-my husband is from their, and the prettiest farmland I've ever seen-many are still large farms. Hamblen and Hawkins County have small farms with low tax rates-and low crime rates, nice, country communities. Northeast of there is beautiful, beautiful Grainger County. FULL of lakes-yet very rural and undeveloped. Low priced land, and close to Morristown.You might check that out. Northeast of that is wild , undeveloped areas(Hancock and Claiborne county) much like Tellico Plains Area-only cheaper land. Check it out and see what you think. And always the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains nearby to visit!! Of course ALL of rural TN is full of wild life-deer, fox, etc. Some areas are much more undeveloped and KNOWN for their"wildness"-that is part of their charm!! If I can answer any questions feel free to ask!! If I don't know, maybe my son will-he's a pro!! Good Luck!!
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