Saturday, June 14, 2008

Places to See and Visit

Blogger's Note: All this week, I will be blogging about my trip to Franklin County, Tennessee which occurred from May 29-31. Come back often this week for more exciting reads and feel free to leave a comment.

(part 10 in a series)

Some people may think there is nothing to do or see in small towns or counties that are primarily rural. The simple fact is that you can if you know were to look. Franklin County does have more than enough things to do and see.

To name a few, I like Granddaddy's Farm located at 1165 Highland Ridge Road in Estill Springs. I did an article on them once while a middle school tour group was coming through. They are open between September 15 to October 27. In addition to hayrides, they also have a corn maze that can rival the one at Maple Lane Farm in Greenback, TN. You can call them at 931-967-8628.

Monteagle Inn, a 14 suite bed and breakfast located on the Cumberland Plateau in Monteagle.

University of the South (better known as Sewanee) although that is the name of the town itself. This is like referring to Penn State as State College, but I digress. Today, "Sewanee" is primarily a liberal arts college and a seminary. For those who are familiar with college football, especially its history can't help but to to note the remarkable achievements of the 1899 Tigers known as the "Iron Men".

Franklin County also has several events throughout the year. These include
The International Dogwood Festival in April and the Polly Crockett Festival which will be taking place September 20th and 21st. For more information, you can visit the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce or call 931-967-6788.

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