Powells Crossroads is a gateway to the Sequatchie Valley from Chattanooga along the scenic and winding Suck Creek Road (TN-27). It passes over Walden’s Ridge and through Prentice Cooper State Forest alongside the Tennessee River. Just 25 miles outside of Chattanooga, the town offers a place of rest before travelers hop on the Sequatchie Valley National Scenic Byway. Furthermore, the town is growing and residents take advantage of the area’s natural assets.

This historic route along Suck Creek Road has been used for centuries including during the Cherokee Removal and Civil War. After World War I, veteran Foster Powell formed the town when he built a small store, garage, and other shops at the crossroads. Then, this attracted other businesses and the town was incorporated in 1976.

Powells Crossroads sits alongside the beautiful Sequatchie River. The river runs parallel to the Byway and provides an environment for watersports. Valley visitors enjoy a variety of outdoor adventures like kayaking, biking, hiking, rock climbing and more. Then, the Valley’s towns provide respite.

Sue Bob’s Diner offers hometown cooking right in the heart of Powells Crossroads. The owner, Patty Henry, serves locals as well as visitors in town. Hikers work up an appetite while trekking along the Cumberland Trail and in Prentice Cooper State Forest. After, they visit the diner for hearty meals. When traveling between Chattanooga and the Sequatchie Valley, don’t miss the chance to enjoy Sue Bob’s Southern dishes.

Visiting Powells Crossroads

Powells Crossroads is just 100 miles away from Nashville, Tennesse’s capital. The enjoyable drive between the two towns sets the tone for a fabulous drive through the Sequatchie Valley. Plan your drive on the Sequatchie Valley National Scenic Byway today to discover your new favorite destination. Tennessee’s Great Valley is waiting for you. Discover it for yourself!

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