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Tellico Plains, Tennessee

Turn back the hands of time and enjoy a simpler pace of life, while savoring such treats as freshly baked breads from the local bakery’s wood-fired brick oven (pictured right), local artists’ galleries of fine arts and crafts, and a candlelight Christmas walk for the tree lighting in Town Square. The beauty of rolling hillside farms, weathered barns and lazily grazing cattle await your discovery.

Tellico Bakery
Tellico Plains Climate

  • Annual Avg. Temperature: 58°
  • Monthly Avg. High Temp: Jan 46° – July 90°
  • Monthly Avg. Low Temp: Jan 25°- July 68°
  • Annual Avg. Precipitation: 59
  • Annual Avg. Snowfall: 8
  • Elevation: 1,110′ above sea level
  • Prevailing Winds: Southwest
  • Mean Length of Freeze Free Period (Days): 218

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Download PDF: Tellico Plains Community Data Sheet
Prepared by the State of Tennessee with economic indicators, tax structure, demographics, population, climate statistics, etc.
Note: Tennessee is an income tax free state.Tennessee ranks 6th out of the 50 states in lowest overall “tax burden”
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Tellico Plains is very convenient to hospitals, shopping, performing and visual arts, and other amenities of city life. Enjoy the city life in Knoxville, home to the University of Tennessee, in about a 1 hour drive (60 miles), or be in the city of Maryville in about 45 minutes. Smaller cities are even closer. Madisonville (county seat of Monroe County) is just a 15 minute drive and has a Super Walmart. Athens is medium size city just 30 minutes away with even more amenities and shopping.

  • about 60 miles from Knoxville
  • about 75 miles from Chattanooga
  • about 160 miles from Atlanta
  • about 200 miles from Nashville

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Cherohala Skyway
Cherohala Skyway and Cherokee National ForestThe Cherohala Skyway (TN 165), a 43-mile national scenic byway which climbs over 4,500 ft in elevation. Tellico Plains is the western gateway to the Skyway, which travels over the mountains of southeast Tennessee into North Carolina. The road passes through the lush rugged mountains of the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests, and diverse habitats of Tennessee’s eastern border… home to an amazing variety of wildlife. Picnic along the rocky bed of the Tellico River or in a high mountain pasture a short hike off the Skyway, where diverse ecosystems thrive.

The 640,000-acre Cherokee National Forest is the largest tract of public land in Tennessee, home to more than 20,000 species of plants and animals. The mountain forest abounds with scenic beauty, nature and history, lying in the heart of the Southern Appalachian mountain range, and including peaks of the Smoky Mountains. Recreational opportunities are plentiful, with campsites, hiking trails, picnic areas, scenic overlooks, swimming holes, streams, rivers and abundant wildlife…and it could be right in your own backyard.

National Geographic Traveler
Cherohala Skyway Article

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The Tellico RiverNamed “one of the top 100 trout streams in America,” the Tellico River offers great trout fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and relaxing by its meandering shoreline, with tumbling rocky cascades, deep pools, and a canopy of lush greenery.Trout habitat requirements include water temperatures below 68 degrees, heavy oxygenation and clean, clear water, and these conditions prevail in the Tellico River corridor.

Bald River and North River, tributaries of the Tellico, are managed as wild trout streams with brown, rainbow and brook trout. Fishermen here enjoy unspoiled wilderness settings and, more often than not, no company from other anglers. Dramatically beautiful Bald River Falls cascades over 80 feet, easily viewed from the roadside, where this tributary joins the Tellico River, and upriver from the falls you are likely to be rewarded with rainbows and browns. These wild trout streams usually lack large individuals, but some brown trout as large as 10 pounds have been caught in the North River.

For detailed fly-fishing information, photos, and maps of the Tellico River trout waters, visit Telliquah Outfitters.

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Tellico Plains is near many attractions, museums, art galleries, antique shops, golf and sports, performing and visual arts, music festivals, and places of beauty in Tennessee. Here are just a few:
Riverfront Park
Knoxville Chattanooga Choo-Choo
Little Tennesse River Music Festival
Monroe County
Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville Ocoee River Rafting
Museum of Appalachia
Norris, Tennessee (just north of Knoxville)
Pigeon Forge
Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
Monroe County
Downtown Chattanooga
on the Tennessee River
Tennessee Aquarium
General Jackson Show Boat
Tennessee River in Nashville


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The above photos are courtesy of the State Of Tennessee