Fentress County is located atop[ of the Cumberland Plateau in Middle Tennessee. It is host to a lot of outdoor activities and historical landmarks. Fentress County is rich with horse back riding trails and hors property. It is home to Big South Fork, East Fork Stables, Alvin C. York Park and Grist Mill just to name a few. Lets not forget to mention the Historical Rugby Community.
Also, Fentress County is the birthplace of the 127 Corridor, the Worlds Longest Yard Sale. It spans 690 miles and 6 states
Sergeant Alvin C. York Historic Park is located nine miles north of Jamestown and pays tribute to Sgt. Alvin C. York, one of the most decorated soldiers of World War I. The park contains the farm and gristmill once owned by York who lived in the Pall Mall area for most of his life. Along with the millhouse and milldam, the park includes York’s two-story house, York’s general store and post office, the Wolf River Cemetery, the Wolf River Methodist Church, the York Bible Institute, an M247 Sergeant York tank and various picnic facilities.
Big South Fork encompasses 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, is rich with natural and historic features and has been developed to provide visitors with a wide range of outdoor recreational activities.
East Fork Stables has over 100 + miles of horseback trails on 12,000 private acres with pristine overlooks. We have an arena, obstacle course and round pens. Facilities include four campgrounds from full hookup to primitive sites, 150 stalls, picket lines, paddocks, coral panels, ten cabins, 5 bunkhouses and two bathhouses. Activities include horseback riding, fishing and camping on top of The Cumberland Plateau.
Rugby is located atop the Cumberland Plateau near the junction of Morgan, Scott, and Fentress counties. While it straddles the two former counties, the majority of it lies in Morgan County. On the north side of Rugby, the Clear Fork joins White Oak Creek to form a natural pool known as "The Meeting of the Waters" that has been a popular hiking destination since the colony's early days. Beyond Meeting-of-the-Waters, the Clear Fork continues northeastward for another 9 miles (14 km) to where it joins New River to form the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River.
State Route 52 passes through the town, connecting it with U.S. Route 127 in Jamestown to the west and U.S. Route 27 in the community of Elgin to the east. The area is relatively remote, with the 125,000-acre (510 km2) Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area dominating the area to the north, and sparsely-populated rolling hills stretching for miles to the south. Most of the historic district is located on or near TN-52. A more modern residential area is located in the Beacon Hill section on the north side of the community.
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