Pikeville Things to Do

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    Buzzard's Roost Overlook

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Apr 10, 2014
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    Sept 2013, This was our third visit in the past four years to this lovely overlook. This another lookout or overlook on the scenic drive inside of Fall Creek Falls State Park...you can actually spend a few days here and not see it all..Gorgeous!!! — at Fall Creek Falls State Park.

    Millikan’s Overlook is one of the most inspiring vistas found in Fall Creek Falls State Park. It is named in honor of Dr. Glen Millikan, Vanderbilt physiologist, who fell to his death in a climbing accident in May , 1947. This point faces northward into Cane Creek Gulf. As you look into the deep gulf, and Piney Creek Gulf to your left, let your mind wander. Try to imagine this area thousands of years ago as a tiny stream meandered across the hard sandstone rock, exposed near the top of the gulf, and gradually cut down to the existing stream bed below. If only the majestic hemlock and yellow poplar found in the gulf could talk – what a story they could tell.

    Just to your right, a short trail leads to Buzzard’s Roost. If you’re looking for a nice quiet place to “re-create”, take the short walk and enjoy the stiff wind in your face. There is a good chance a “buzzard” may fly by to investigate.

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    Bledsoe County Jail

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Feb 7, 2014

    Bledsoe County Jail
    128 Frazier Street Pikeville, TN 37367
    This historic jail was constructed in 1851 and originally held 5 prisoners. Up until its closing in 2008, the jail held the title of the longest operating jail in Tennessee. The present stone facade was added in 1937 as a WPA project. Today, the jail houses the Veterans Association.

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    Dr. James Ross House

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Feb 7, 2014

    Dr. James A. Ross House
    102 Frazier Street Pikeville, TN 37367
    This Folk-Victorian style house was the home and office of Dr. James Ross, built c. 1872. Ross fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War, and came to Pikeville two years after the close of the war. Once in Pikeville, he began investing in real estate. In 1872, he acquired the Acuff property at 102 Frazier Street which was a prime location for a prestigious home and doctor's office where Ross practiced medicine for 43 years. After the death of Dr. Ross and his wife, the house was used as a residence by the S.H. Blackburn and Fred Little families. Circa 1940, the house was converted into the first hospital in Bledsoe County.

    Many of the historic interior features still remain, including an original staircase made of chesnut. Today, the house serves as the Museum of Bledsoe County History. The Dr. A. James Ross House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 25, 1999 and is located behind the Bledsoe County Courthouse in Pikeville, TN

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    Bridgeman House

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Feb 7, 2014
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    This two-story 1815 home next to the courthouse in Pikeville, TN was owned by John Bidgeman. Bridgeman was a local civic and business leader who outfitted a company of Confederate infantry from Bledsoe County.

    A federal-style house built in 1815, the John Bridgman House was one of the earliest dwellings in Pikeville. John Bridgeman was the founder of Pikeville and named the town after his home in North Carolina, Pike. The land that the John Bridgman house sits on is part of the original 30 acres purchased in 1816 to establish the city of Pikeville. The house was sold in 1992 to the First National Bank of Pikeville who helped restore it to its original glory. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 24, 1993.

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    Drive around to see Old Homes

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Feb 7, 2014
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    The Sequatchie Valley was part of Cherokee lands until 1805, when the Cherokee ceded it to the U.S. as part of the Treaty of Tellico. The valley was probably named after a Cherokee chief, but the name has also been rumored to mean "beautiful valley" in the Cherokee language. By the late 18th century, the valley had been identified by long hunters, one of whom, Anthony Bledsoe, became the county's namesake. Bledsoe County was formed in 1807, with the town of Madison as its county seat

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    Fall Creek Falls State Park

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Feb 3, 2014
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    Tony and I have been here several times..it is one of my favorite parks in Tennessee...Today we drove to the falls and hiked to them enjoying the cool weather and sunshine and the fact it wasn't too crowded and all the beautiful FALL LEAVES...gorgeous!!!

    I can't wait to go back in January for my birthday..to see the park in the Winter. We want to stay at the Hotel INN on the Lake..or even a cabin on the lake front..
    We spent a good four hours in the park hiking around taking pictures and enjoying NATURE in all its GLORY!!!

    They have campsites to suit everyone's taste. You can go overnight camping up into the far reaches of the park which involves a pretty strenuous 5 mile hike but gorgeous views (you need a special permit to do this, they want to make sure you know what you're doing and won't get lost or do something stupid that causes you harm while you're out there). If that's not your thing they have several offsite designated camping spots where you have to hike out to (about a mile or less). These are great because the ground at the campsites has been leveled and cleared of debris and they also have a picnic table and grill you can use, but you're still getting a more secluded camping experience. If that much nature really isn't your idea of a good time, they have RV hookups and less private but more maintained campsites as well.

    My favorite thing to do here is to hike around on their numerous trails and visit all the crazy waterfalls. They have some great swimming holes here and its pretty fun to splash around next to a huge waterfall. They have a large pond that's great for fishing, you can bring your own boat (as long as it is motor less) or rent a canoe, flat bottom or battle boat from them.

    They have stables here where you can go horseback riding and the massive common area holds tennis and basketball courts as well as a large playground. They have almost as many biking trails as they do hiking which is awesome if you're a bicycler. They even have several small stores where you can buy supplies if you run out or just forgot something. You could easily spend weeks at a time here, and many people choose to do just that. Don't be surprised to come across families hunkered down for long portions of their summer vacations.

    This place can get quite populated especially during the main section of their season. If you want a quieter experience, I'd recommend going either near the beginning or end of the season (late spring and early fall) but be prepared to brave some finicky weather.

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    The Pikeville Mural

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Pikeville Mural
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    Truthfully, on most days there's not a lot to do in Pikeville, so if you're in town you might as well stroll down Main Street and take a look at this mural, about a block south of the courthouse.

    The mural was painted by local artist Bob McFate of Old Mill Mural Company in June, 2005.

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