Greenback is that "breath of fresh air" type of place that you can occasionally find when looking for a small rural town away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. As you travel the roads to Greenback, many find a calming peace as the open farms pass by. Things are definitely at a slower relaxed pace. One of the first stops has to be the Greenback Drug Store and Diner. You will immediately know this is a "local" restaurant and one of the gathering spots for the citizens. After your meal step next door to the Greenback Museum. After visiting these two locations you will know why people say that Greenback is a close knit community, friendly, and independent in action.
Greenback is a participant of the American Quilt Trail as well as the Civil War Trail. Visit the site where General Sherman crossed the Little Tennessee River on his way to Knoxville. For a truly unique site on the Civil War Trail go see the National Campground, an outdoor site that was conceived as a location of religious assemblage to heal the wounds of the Civil War. The tradition of getting together for an outdoor religious service continues annually since the end of the Civil War.
How to Get There
Take Exit 81 off of Interstate 75 and go North on Highway 321 and cross the bridge over Fort Loudoun Dam. Continue on Highway 321 turning right on Highway 95. Greenback is about 12 minutes from this turn.