Seymour



Brief History

When you want to live in a place that offers a lot of recreational activities as well as historical sites, take a look at Seymour TN. Originally founded as Newell's Station in 1783, the town of Seymour was also called Trundels Crossroads during the 1800's, but the residents finally changed the towns name in 1909 to honor the chief engineer who was responsible for laying out the railroad through town. It was finally incorporated in 2014 and has continued to grow since that time. As of the 2010 census, the population had reached 10,919 citizens. The town is on the eastern end of Tennessee and is a main stop between Sevierville and Knoxville.

Parks and Recreation

There are several local recreation areas around town such as Smoky Mountain Paint Ball, Smoky Mountain Crossfit Training, the Ripplin Waters Campground and the Outdoor Gravity Park where you can experience activities like the Fishpipe and the Ogo. You can also check out Chilhowee Park and the World's Fair park in nearby Knoxville. If you are looking for more of a natural wildlife area, the Forks of the River Wildlife Preserve and the Ijams Nature Center have just what you are looking for.

Activities and Attractions

While you are checking out the homes for sale and the local properties, take a look at all the activities and attractions in the area. Visit the Museum of East Tennessee History where you can see photographs and artifacts from the early days of Tennessee as well as Civil War items and early pioneer furnishings. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park provides plenty of picnic areas, hiking trails and natural settings to enjoy. There are also several historic homes and landmarks in the area that can provide you with a look back at early life in Tennessee. When you are in town, you are just 30 minutes away from Dollywood, one of the Smoky Mountains most famous theme parks.

Events

The area is also filled with many special events that you can enjoy live music and theater shows at the local events center as well as conventions and sports competitions at the Thompson-Bowling Arena. Take a ride up the Tennessee River on a Tennessee Riverboat and attend an art exposition at the Bijou Theater. The Seven Islands State Birding Park gives you the ability to see local birds such as the Common Yellowthroat and Purple Martins in their native environment. There is plenty of events located nearby the town of Seymour.

When you want to check out the local real estate, contact Virginia Almy & Freda Sharp for more information. They know the local market and can help get you what you're looking for.
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