About Tennessee



Tennesee has more than 200,000 horses, and 3.2 million acres of the State's 10 billion farm acres are devoted to the horse industry. That's 30 percent of the land - a huge tax base -- but it also represents a great number of people involved in the horse industry.

While Tennessee is probably best known for its namesake Tennessee Walking Horses, the State is also well known within the equine industry for mules. In fact, Maury County is considered the "Mule Capital of the World," and is the site of Mule Day, a 170-year tradition.

Bedford County tops the state with the highest number of horses and ponies, while Wilson County has the highest number of mules, burros and donkeys.

The state has more than 50 equine trails, which have become huge tourism draws.

Tennessee is divided into three regions and each region is known for its distinctive musical heritage: Bluegrass (Eastern), Country-Western (Central), and Blues (Western).

Middle Tennessee is the State's most prosperous area, with cities such as Nashville, against a backdrop of rolling hills. "Land and real estate here in Middle Tennessee is selling and bringing good prices. We are very blessed to be in this part of the country where growth is still happening and people want to live here," says Tad Craig with Craig and Wheeler Realty in Shelbyville. "We were just solid and steady."

Western Tennessee is bordered by the Mississippi River, which is generally considered the extreme northern boundary of Mississippi Delta cultural influence. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a World Heritage Biosphere Reserve and draws millions of visitors from around the region and the world annually. Covering nearly 1,000 square miles, it is home to temperate rainforests and some of the rarest and most unique plant life in North America.


img Horse Population : over 200,000
img Total Economic Impact: over $1.4 billion
img Population : 5,962,959
img Land area : 41,217 sq. miles
img Capital : Nashville
img Counties: 95
img Highest Point : Clingmans Dome:  6,643 feet
img Lowest Point : Mississippi River: 182 feet
img 10 largest Cities :
  • Memphis: 672,277
  • Nashville-Davidson: 549,110
  • Knoxville: 180,130
  • Chattanooga: 154,762
  • Clarksville: 112,878
  • Murfreesboro: 86,793
  • Jackson: 62,099
  • Johnson City: 58,718
  • Franklin: 53,311
  • Hendersonville: 44,876


Bring The Horses And Build Your Dream Home!

Springfield, Robertson County, Tennessee

This 72 acre Horse Farm is just waiting for you! Currently serving as a income producing horse boarding/riding facility. The possibilities are endless! Continue and grow the business, Build your Dream Home, Easily transform it into an Event Venue, or do it all in one fabulous location. Nashville is booming! This location is only a 6 minute drive to I24 and 36 minute drive to downtown. Small town living that is convenient to Nashville, Springfield, Clarksville, and Pleasant View. Public and Private schools just minutes away. Don't miss out on this special opportunity!

Cynthia Valdes , Century 21 Landmark Realty

71.87 ACRES
Acreage and Privacy!

Friendsville, Blount County, Tennessee

Dream Property--12.3 gorgeous acres with an additional 5.4 acres adjoining that can be purchased for additional costs, possible total 17.7 acres. Land is gently rolling, mostly open acreage bordered by trees on 2 sides. This property was formerly used for horses. There is a detached 68x36 building that was previously used as a stable - it has water, electric, 1/2 bath and own septic tank. There are some fenced areas and there are water taps at a couple of locations on the acreage.

Amy King , Realty Executives Associates

12.30 ACRES
2800 SQ FT
Smoky Mountain Views with 9 stall barn and 86 Acres

Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee

Feel like you are in the middle of the Great Smoky Mountains as you build your dream home surrounded by mountain views. 88 x 48 barn with 9 stalls, tack room, office, bathroom, washer/dryer and RV hook-up. Water, electric and septic at the barn. 9 parcels of 5-15 acres with building sites platted could be divided. 6-10 flat acres. Rest share joint permanent easement with a gravel road running up to top lot. Old mining trails on property. Lots of wildlife.

sherry wheeler , United Real Estate Solutions

87.00 ACRES
Have it all! Equestrian Farm- Beautiful Home- Shop- Not far out of Columbia Tn.

Culleoka, Maury County, Tennessee

Beautiful Lush Tennessee Property - Only a short distance from Columbia Tn. - Plenty of restaurants, shopping, and activities close. - Desirable Culleoka schools. Mature trees & landscaping, flowering shrubs. Fenced and Cross Fenced with wood fence. Shop has 18ft tall ceilings and some lower ceilings, 3688 ft with HVAC, plumbed, septic. Many possible uses such as more barn space, more garage car spaces, shop or could possibly be guest quarters with zoning & ordinance approval. Agent can send more pictures of property, inside home or shop. Realtor.com MLS Residential# 1913718 & MLS Farm#1914369

Jean Stover , Janssen Realty

15.03 ACRES
3298 SQ FT

Piney Flats, Sullivan County, Tennessee

APPROX. 20 ACRES OF THE MOST DESIREABLE LAND YOU'LL FIND IN THIS AREA! Improved with a huge 40x60 metal garage and 20x40 covered shed currently used as an animal shelter. The metal garage includes approx. 800SF of finished living area with one bedroom, a bath, kitchen, washer/dryer hookups as well as a NEW gas heat pump and is ready for occupancy. This property features 400 amp electrical service, metered public water, beautiful mountain views, rolling pasture land and 3 septic tanks. It is completely fenced and gated, ready for your horses or other livestock. Conveniently located to all the Tri-Cities. Call Tammy Gerdts, Affiliate Broker at (423) 292-3685 to schedule an appointment to tour this property! *All information obtained from tax record and Seller. Buyer or their Agent to verify.

Tammy Gerdts , Realty Executives Bristol

20.24 ACRES
800 SQ FT
1881 Historic Mansion overlooking TN Valley and Smokey Mountain National Park

Talbott, Jefferson County, Tennessee

The Tarr House is one of eight Victorian houses built after the Civil War. Originally a 1600 acre plantation, time and circumstance has reduced it to 14.78 acres of beautifully kept pastures and expansive lawn. The home is surrounded by 137 year old red maple trees planted when the it was built. The Tarr house was built in 1881 by James Archibald Tarr to celebrate the birth of his son Herd(Hurd) Lonas Tarr MD. The property is located about 3 miles NW of Jefferson City. The structure consists of handmade brick from the Jefferson City brickyard and sets on a foundation "floating" on top of the ground; the walls are 14 inches thick. The history and the people who have lived here has brought the property to the attention of the National Historic Registry where they are reviewing the possibility of naming this property on the National Register of Historic Sites. The property is surrounded by 600 acres of a national conservancy which guarantees that no development will take place. With permission one can ride or drive on the fields during the winter and enjoy the boundary trail in the summer. Currently the property is used as a breeding and training facility for nationally recognized Morgan horses. There is easy access to the River Glen International Horse Park (20 minutes) and the famous University of Tennessee Equine Hospital (35 minutes). For more information and pictures view the website at www.tarrhistoricalmansiontn.com and www.rsurenemorganfarm.com prior to visiting. For complete history, send me your email.

Sue Nerland

14.78 ACRES
3616 SQ FT
36 Acre Equestrian Estate 21 Minutes From Turkey Creek

Clinton, Anderson County, Tennessee

This 36.92 acre equestrian estate features breathtaking lake and mountain views. The 7,631 square foot home is custom-built for one-level living with 4 bedrooms and 6 baths, all full. The exceptional open floor plan provides for easy entertaining as the large kitchen and keeping room flow into the formal dining room and living room with beautiful stacked-stone fireplace. The house is gorgeously appointed with hardwood floors throughout the first floor. The gourmet kitchen features custom cabinetry, quartz countertops, and cabinet-faced Dacor appliances including 2 dishwashers. Ground-floor master suite includes separate vanities, whirlpool tub, large steam shower and two walk-in closets adjoining the large laundry room. Bedrooms 2 and 3 also feature walk-in closets. Guest room with full bath adjoins the garage and is easily converted into a full guest suite or "mother-in-law" suite. Upstairs, enjoy yourself in the expansive great room, featuring theater screen and surround sound, wetbar, billiard table, and full bath. Stay fit in the well-equipped home gym, and take advantage of the climate-controlled storage. The large patio/outdoor room provides boundless outdoor opportunities - enjoy a sunset summer dinner fresh off the grill or kick back in front of the wood-burning fireplace in spring and fall. The 8 stall barn (six are 12’x12’ and two are super-sized 12’x24’) features aluminum stall fronts, dividers, and sliding doors and is equipped with a feed room and wash bay on a 16’ wide concrete hallway. The hayloft is 16’ x 60’ with hay chutes to each stall and holds about 800 bales. . Right behind the barn, the unique octagon area provides direct turn-out access to 2 pastures and 5 dry lots. The property features 3 run-in sheds and additional run-in access to 3 stalls. Attached to the barn. the 3-bay, two deep garage provides space to store/service your rig and your tractor out of the elements, as well as an apartment with full kitchen and bath.

Dan Adkins , Avison Young

36.92 ACRES
7631 SQ FT

Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee

SIMPLY BREATHTAKING! Beautifully designed luxury home on over private 31 acres. This property is an ideal income-producing horse farm with 7 pastures (room for more), a pond and a 5,400-SF barn with 25 stalls. Other features include a seamless open floor plan with a main level master suite & separate home office, tasteful custom finishes throughout, exquisite cypress flooring, 3 fireplaces (wood & gas), a gourmet eat-in kitchen with a commercial gas stove & granite counter tops, a gorgeous tongue & groove cathedral ceiling in the living area and a stately master suite with a private balcony, his & hers walk-in closets & 2 bathrooms (one w/ sauna). Enjoy the outdoors from the covered deck that overlooks the in-ground pool. Plenty of extra storage in the attic.

Holli McCray , The Holli McCray Group at Keller Williams Realty

31.58 ACRES
3966 SQ FT
Smoky Mountain Paradise

Townsend, Blount County, Tennessee

AMAZING Mountain Views: Surround yourself with the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This custom built Morton home/barn sits on 24.7 acres of rolling pasture completely fenced. The Home offers a spacious open concept with a stacked stone fireplace , Oak hardwood floors and trim throughout. The Large kitchen offers all Stainless appliances, Island and granite counter tops. A master bedroom on the main en suit has a large walk in stone shower. The upper level an 840 sqft. separate living quarters including a full kitchen and bath. Horse Lovers; you never have to leave the house to visit the barn, just pass through the stacked stone archway into a 7 stall barn with large tack room, wash bay with hot and cold water, sealed concrete floors, matted stalls and custom stall fronts. When your not riding in your 80 x 200 covered arena you can ride down the road directly into the National Park and Cades Cove to enjoy hundreds of miles of trail riding. All this is less than an hour from Knoxville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Equestrian Paradise on the quiet side of the Smokys

Lee Shane , Coldwell Banker Wallace and Wallcace

24.70 ACRES
3557 SQ FT
For the Serious Equestrian - Fully Restored Historic Home & Horse Barn

Sparta, White County, Tennessee

Fantastic fully restored Historic (Circa 1883) home and 96x42 10-Stall horse barn with one bedroom apartment. Twenty four plus fully fenced (4-board vinyl plank fencing) flat to rolling acres; 4 fenced paddocks and two fenced pastures (all vinyl plank), and round pen. Land is all open with one pond.

Chuck Simpson , Tim Thompson Premier Realtors / TN Country Living.com

24.47 ACRES
2810 SQ FT

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