In 1816, Charles Love of Virginia sold 30 acres of land on the Sequatchie River to Bledsoe County. In turn, the town of Pikeville, TN was established. Because Pikeville was on the stage route from Knoxville to Huntsville, the town developed as a trade and supply center. The Old Town Spring in the center of town was the town’s main source of water until about 1920. Visitors can find the spring behind the historic Ross House Medical Museum.

Today, Pikeville is rich in opportunities to enjoy the natural landscape and historic character of the timeless Sequatchie Valley. Pikeville is a scenic 15 minute drive from Tennessee’s most-visited state park, Fall Creek Falls State Park. This historic community features a quaint downtown anchored by the county courthouse and Veterans Park. Furthermore, locally owned restaurants, a Saturday Farmer’s Market, and historic structures fill the town. If you love history, then don’t miss downtown and the many buildings that date back to the town’s founding in the early 1800s.

Just a few miles outside of town, visitors can purchase seasonal produce at a number of farms within the Farm District on Dayton Mountain like Oren Wooden’s Apple House. Also, visitors can experience Sequatchie Valley on horseback at Tennessee Dude & Guest Ranch or go hiking at Cumberland Trail State Park. Learn more about outdoor adventures, local businesses, and all that Pikeville has to offer here! Plus, use this handy map to plan your adventure in the Sequatchie Valley National Scenic Byway’s northernmost town.

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