Hancock County Tennessee
A brief land and air tour of Hancock County in Tennessee. It includes a drive through Sneedville and an overfly of the town. Also included are scenes from the beautiful Elrod Falls.
Scenic Views of Hancock County TN
This video gives an overview of scenes from Hancock County. It includes information about the city and county. You are transported to the backroads of Tennessee, and you are treated to views of some great sites in the county.
As you drive down many roads in Hancock County, you will begin to notice colorful painted quilt patterns on barns, buildings and historic structures. The Appalachian Quilt Trail is the network of these hand painted blocks that runs across the state of Tennessee. Over 30 quilt blocks can be seen in Hancock County alone, leading visitors to quiet scenery, downtown businesses, century farms and historic barns that have been in Hancock County families for generations. Quilt blocks are painted by students, artists, volunteers and AmeriCorps members. For more information about the AQT and its history and stops, visit www.vacationaqt.com
Elrod Falls consists of three cascading falls of more than 100 feet, making it one of the most gorgeous waterfalls in East Tennessee.
You can swim in the pools at the base of the falls, hike one of the surrounding trails or bring along a picnic lunch while surrounded by the lush beauty of the Appalachian Mountains.
The Old Jail was built in Sneedville in 1860 and housed prisoners until 1995 when the Federal Prison was built
The Hancock County Tennessee Historical and Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization, located in the Old County Jail on Jail Street in Sneedville Tennessee. Website
Over Newman's Ridge is Vardy. Located in Vardy is the Vardy Church, built in 1899 and recently renovated. Across the road is the Mahalia Mullins cabin which has a rich history of the Melungeons that settled this area in the late 1700's. Vardy is located north on Hwy. 63, over Newman's Ridge, then turn right on Blackwater Rd.
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