Dandridge

Located in eastern Tennessee just north of Knoxville, you will find the small town of Dandridge. It is the county seat for Jefferson County as well as the second oldest community in Tennessee. With a population of only around 3,000 people, this is the perfect place to retire or begin a family.

Brief History


While Native Americans were the first people to settle in the area known as Dandridge TN today, European settlers began arriving in 1783. The town was named after George Washington's wife Martha, whose maiden name was Dandridge. In 1793, the town was named as the county seat of Jefferson County, and it was officially incorporated in 1799.

Parks and Recreation

As a homeowner in this tiny southern community, you will have easy access to Grace Shrader Park, which is situated on Treadway Drive. This park provides many terrific amenities including several lighted athletic fields, concession stands, picnic pavilions, walking trails and playground equipment. The Field of Dreams Activity Center is also just minutes away from homes within the community. You will find this facility located on Treadway Drive next to Grace Shrader Park. Here, you can partake in such fun activities as athletic teams, exercise classes, dancing classes and summer camps for the kids. Other recreational facilities of interest include Sevierville Park, Frank Lorino Park and Morristown Dog Park.

Attractions and Activities


One of the best features of owning properties in this friendly Tennessee community is that there are numerous popular attractions in or near the town. The area is best known for its natural beauty, and some of the best nature-related attractions include Douglas Lake, the Forbidden Caverns, Parrot Mountain and Gardens, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

If you are interested in finding great ways to entertain your kids, gather them together and visit Big Rock Dude Ranch, Ripley's Old MacDonald's Farm Mini Golf, Lazerport Fun Center and Rockin' Raceway Arcade. Are you fascinated with history? If so, you will love the Titanic Museum Attraction, Crockett Tavern Museum and the East Tennessee History Center.

Special Events

If you enjoy attending special community events, you will not want to miss the town's Annual Scots-Irish Festival in late September. Admission is free, and highlights of the event include delicious food, pipe bands, live Celtic entertainment, exciting athletic demos and fun activities for children. Another fun event that is held near homes within the community is Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival, which takes place in mid-September. This event features live bluegrass music, tasty refreshments and camping sites. Other events you will want to be sure to attend include the Great Smoky Mountain Film Festival in August and the International Biscuit Festival in May. If you have been looking for homes for sale in Tennessee where you can escape the hustle and bustle of city life, give Virginia Almy & Freda Sharp a call today. There are several lovely homes for sale in this quiet Tennessee community, and Virginia or Freda can help you find one that will be perfect for you and your family.
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