Dunlap

Dunlap

June 2nd, 2016 by Ben Benton in FYI - 2015

Phyllis Moore of Fort Payne, Ala. looks at breakables through a magnifying glass at the 127 Yard Sale in Dunlap on Friday. "That's what you do whenever you don't want to break something," she said.

Photo by Corrina Sisk-Casson /Times Free Press.

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DUNLAP, Tenn.

Location: Dunlap lies in the middle of the Sequatchie Valley at the center of Sequatchie County. Dunlap is Sequatchie's only incorporated town and the county seat.

Size: 8.62 square miles

Founded: 1858

Population: 5,068 (2014 estimate)

Government: Mayor Dwain Land; commissioners Jeff Harmon, Jeff Johnson, Allen Jones and Judy Layne

Attraction: Tennessee Tree Toppers hang-gliding operation at Henson Gap

Schools: Sequatchie County High School, Sequatchie County Middle School and Griffith Elementary School

Traditions: Dunlap is one of the "ground zero" points on the 675-mile World's Longest Yard Sale route along U.S. Highway 127 between Gadsden, Ala., and Hudson, Mich. Bluegrass musicians from across the region, state and nation converge in Dunlap for the Coke Ovens Bluegrass Festival the first weekend in June.

Famous landmark: Dunlap Coke Ovens Park and Museum is the 62-acre tribute to local coal-mining history and lore as well as the annual Coke Ovens Bluegrass Festival.

"My favorite things about living in Dunlap are the uniquely exquisite beauty we are surrounded by and being blessed by the people who are always willing to lend a hand."

— Jennifer Easterly, lifelong resident and floral designer at Flowers & Thyme