Locale

Location

Meadow Creek is located on the Cumberland Plateau in both Van Buren and Bledsoe Counties. The property fronts Park Road (Highway 284) and is on both sides of Meadow Creek Road, a gravel road managed by the county.

 

For private aviation, the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport is only 35 minutes from the property and can support all planes with its 6,000-foot runway. In addition, there is a well-maintained 3,000-foot private runway on an adjacent property that the neighbor has allowed the owners of Meadow Creek to utilize over the years. This allows for immediate access to the property.

 

  • 20 minutes = Spencer, TN 

  • 45 minutes = Cookeville, TN  

  • 45 minutes = Crossville, TN  

  • 1 hour = Chattanooga, TN

  • 1.75 hours = Knoxville, TN   

  • 2.00 hours= Nashville, TN 

  • 2.75 hours = Atlanta, GA   

  • 3.00 hours = Birmingham, AL  

Locale

Fall Creek Falls State Park: This State Resort Park, situated on the western edge of the Cumberland Plateau, contains 26,000 acres of rugged beauty. Inside Fall Creek Falls are first-class recreational facilities, including an 18-hole golf course and untrammeled pristine wilderness. Fifty miles of trails, including twenty-five miles of hiking trails and twenty miles of biking trails, lead the visitor away from the roads and into the wilderness at Fall Creek Falls. This is Tennessee's largest state park and it includes some of the most spectacular scenery in the South with over half the park designated as a natural area wilderness. The park’s 345-acre lake has yielded state record bluegill and channel catfish. Meadow Creek shares a three-mile boundary with the park and this convenience greatly expands on the recreational opportunities for Meadow Creek’s owner.

 

Cumberland Plateau: Stretching across eastern Tennessee from Alabama north into Kentucky, the Cumberland Plateau rises more than 1,000 feet above the Tennessee River Valley to a vast tableland of sandstone and shale dating as far back as 500 million years. Carved over time by flowing water, the plateau today is a labyrinth of rocky ridges and verdant ravines dropping steeply into gorges laced with waterfalls and caves, ferns, and rhododendrons. The Cumberland Plateau's rivers and streams sustain some of the country's greatest variety of fish and mollusk species, and the ravines and deep hollows are among the richest wildflower areas in southern Appalachia.

Climate

Lying within the United States’ humid subtropical zone, the area offers a mild, pleasant climate and four distinct seasons. Spring arrives in March with mild days and cool nights, and by late May the temperatures have warmed up considerably to herald warm summer days. On average, July is the warmest month of the year. The summer months tend to receive more precipitation than other times of the year, and the area has an average annual rainfall of 53 inches. Fall is marked by mild to warm days and cooler nights. Winter is usually mild, with the coldest days featuring lows near or slightly above freezing and highs in the upper 40s to mid-50s. Snow occurs sporadically, with an average annual accumulation of approximately five inches.