Tellico Plains Historic Downtown
The Historic Downtown is only a few blocks away from the Cherohala Skyway, but is easily missed if you don't know it's there. The hillsides are full of old houses from the time the lumber industry dominated the town. We celebrated our 100 year anniversary in 2011. Look for the brown directional signs at both ends of Veteran's Memorial Drive. Visit Tellico Grains Bakery, The Bookshelf, The Stone Cottage, Tellico Arts Center, Scott Street Gallery, Mary's Madhatter's Boutique, Mudslinger's Pottery, Everhart Rustic Furniture Showroom, Windhorse Yoga Studio and the Farmhouse Inn. Stroll our picturesque town with the big backyard!
The Tellico Plains and Coker Creek area in southeast Tennessee is blessed with over 200 miles of hiking, backpacking, equestrian, mountain biking and motorized trail bike trails. In view of this, Tellico Plains was designated a "Trail Town" in 2014 by the Southeastern Foot Trails Coalition (SEFTC) and the Benton MacKaye Trail Association (BMTA) as an exceptional location to visit for these activities. The SEFTC is a coalition of almost all the trail clubs within the Southeastern United States. The BMTA oversees the Benton MacKaye Trail, a 300-mile long-distance trail, which courses through the mountains just east of Tellico Plains and Coker Creek.
We have two yearly events: Dance on the Square the Saturday before July 4th and The Christmas Candlelight Walk the first Saturday in December. Our official website is: www.Tellico-Plains.com.
Stop at The Bookshelf for your copy of the "Walking Tour of Historic Tellico Plains." Drive a few blocks off the Cherohala Skyway via three entrances to the downtown. You can also access the downtown from the south via Hwy 68.
Eclectic, vintage, charming, quiet.
Getting Here and Getting Around
If you enter "Tellico Plains" into your GPS, you should find your way right to the Historic Downtown.
Drive here and walk around.
Park on the Town Square.
Pet Friendly Notes
Friendly pets are welcome!