Welcome to historic Bledsoe County, established in 1807 on the edge of the Cumberland Plateau. A unique place to live and work, our community honors its heritage by preserving many of its historic homes and farms, but always looking toward growth and development. Our residents enjoy this rural lifestyle, but with the benefits of good schools and easy access to major highways and interstates.

The county seat of Pikeville features a revitalized downtown with new retail businesses and restaurants. Folks from all over come for the spectacular scenery of Fall Creek Falls State Park, with over 20,000 acres of waterfalls, hiking trails with inspiring views, and an 18-hole championship golf course that ranks among the top 25 public places to play.

Although Bledsoe County is strategically located to major metropolitan areas, it can still offer the relaxed country atmosphere. Three major interstates l-40, l-75, and l-24 are less than an hour away. A north and south route to l-40 and l-24 is provided by US 127, while State Route 30 connects the county to l-75. Bledsoe rests in the middle of the Nashville - Knoxville - Chattanooga triangle.

With an economically efficient work force, Bledsoe is poised for industry desiring to join in the new southern industrial expansion. The county offers a developed industrial park ready for production in minimal time. The local development district is eager to assist with financial planning and Tennessee offers additional incentives for companies interested in locating in Bledsoe County.


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