Dunlap

Dunlap

March 28th, 2014 in Fyi2014

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

Size: 8.62 miles

Founded: 1858

Population: 4,958 (2012 estimate)

Mayor: Dwain Land

Commissioners: Dan Barker, Jeff Johnson, Judy Layne and Jeff Harmon

Attractions: 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 along the 675-mile World's Longest Yard Sale route along U.S. Highway 127 between Gadsden, Ala., and Hudson, Mich.

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

"I love Dunlap because it's a nice, friendly town. Everybody helps one another."

-- Kay Romesburg, barber at Kay's Barber Shop