The harvests are leading and the hospitality legendary in one of Tennessee’s top agricultural counties. And when it comes to low-hanging fruit, you can’t beat the home-grown opportunity of Macon County. See why:
Patterns of success: There’s something special about the fabric of life in a community where a “Quilt Trail” meanders 98 miles through gorgeous countryside and includes 35 brightly painted quilts on the sides of barns and buildings. The brilliant geometric patterns of the artwork provide just one more example of how all the elements for professional and personal success fit into place in Macon, whether raising crops or bringing up families or growing businesses.
Macon County, standing tall: As Tennessee’s second largest producer of hardwood, Macon County produces more than 40 million board feet annually. The county is also the nation’s leading producer of burley tobacco. Other crops include soybeans, corn, bell peppers, wheat, tomatoes and other fruits. Cattle production offers another attractive agribusiness opportunity.
Bridges of Macon County: Not surprisingly, the county’s sumptuous green fields make for an enticing setting that draws visitors from all over the region, and county residents have made strategic investments to maintain and create attractions with lasting appeal. The Bridges of Madison County may be better known, but those who have seen the covered bridges of Macon County have also fallen in love, with these graceful historic structures.
Famous waters: Named for its red sulfur springs believed to have health-giving qualities, the town of Red Boiling Springs rose to national prominence in the early twentieth century as a resort frequented by notables such as President Woodrow Wilson. Today, three historic hotels and B&Bs—Armour’s Red Boiling Springs Hotel, the Thomas House and the Donoho Hotel—offer a glimpse of that glamorous past, even as other lodging options accommodate a range of budgets and tastes, making Red Boiling Springs a popular stop on any itinerary.
Sip and savor: While in generations past visitors came to sip the waters, today people come to savor the delicious vintages of the Red Barn Winery. Another year-round attraction is Macon’s Motorcycle Museum, the only one of its kind in the state, while annual celebrations and events run the gamut from the old-fashioned fun of the Folk Medicine Festival and the Macon County Fair to the free-wheeling spirit of the Makin’ Macon Fit bike races.
Bottom line: With scenic farms, fields and cities full of charm, Macon County offers the perfect setting for an operation ready to cultivate greater success.
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