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With beautiful vistas and great attractions within and around the area, visiting can keep you enjoying your stay!

Dunlap Coke Ovens Park and Museum 


The museum currently houses the largest collection of regional Historic coal mining photographs in the state of Tennessee. Hundreds of donated mining artifacts are on display.  (Listed on the National Register of Historic Places)

127 Yard Sale


The World’s Longest Yardsale, also known as the 127 Corridor Sale. The headquarters are located at the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce in Jamestown, TN on the beautiful Cumberland Plateau.

675 miles
Hudson, MI to Gadsden, AL! 

The Sale always starts on the first Thursday in August through the following Sunday

Tennessee Tree Toppers Hang Gliders


A view to remember is looking down upon the Sequatchie Valley from the hang gliding ramp atop Henson Gap.   There is a hang glider instructor available.    

Valley Fest

A Cultural Experience in music, food, crafts, kids rides, car show, 5K, 10K, 1 Mile run/walk, art exhibit and much more! Bring the whole family!

A little Info About The Area

Visitors to the Sequatchie Valley will find a variety of things to see and do. The Coke Ovens Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and tells the story of the coalmines that dominated the area and the miners who worked in them. It features the largest collection of historic mining photographs in the state of Tennessee. Visitors can experience a breathtaking view of the valley from the hang gliding launch ramp at Henson’s gap and watch as members of the Tennessee Tree Toppers take to the sky. For the more adventurous instruction is available as well as tandem flights by calling 423-949-6093. Sequatchie County is also part of the World’s Longest Yard Sale along the highway 127 Corridor from Gadsden, Alabama all the way to Addison, Michigan. The Yard Sale starts on the first Thursday in August through the first Sunday. For more information visit the website-

Sequatchie County

Sequatchie County, the youngest and smallest of the three counties comprising Sequatchie Valley, has an area of two hundred fifty square miles. It was formed by an act of the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, December 9, 1857 from territory belonging to Hamilton County, or rather that which formerly was a part of Bledsoe and Marion Counties.

The county was named for the valley in which it is located. The valley was named for the Cherokee Chief, Sequachee, who signed a treaty with the colonial government of South Carolina. Historians who have studied the language and lore of the Cherokee differ over the exact meaning of the word, but the general consensus is “opossum, he grins or runs.”

Sequatchie County is located in the center of the valley. It is bordered on the north by Bledsoe County, east by Hamilton County, south by Marion County, and on the west by Grundy County and Van Buren County.


The first county court met at the home of Joel Wheeler in the Fillmore Community on the first Monday inJanuary off 1858. It was decided to locate the county seat at a more centrally located spot and a site was selected on property owned by William Rankin at Coops Creek. On June 12, 185,8 the name was officially changed to Dunlap in honor of William Dunlap of Knox County who had supported the creation of Sequatchie County in the state legislature. Dunlap was incorporated as the Town of Dunlap and in 1941 was incorporated as the City of Dunlap, and remains as the only incorporated area inside the county. Dunlap has a mayor-commissioner form of government.

Motels & Bed and Breakfasts

Mountain Inn & Suites
Hwy 127, Dunlap, Tn.

Valley Inn & Sports Bar
16132 Rankin Ave., Dunlap, Tn.
Motel: 423-949-2750 or 423-368-3690
Sports Bar: 423-949-6163

Sequatchie Valley B & B Guest Ranch

Tennessee Tourism

Enjoy the many attractions in Tennessee with the official guides for the state and region.

Southeast Tennessee Tourism

Information for tourist on Sequatchie County and the surrounding counties.

Tennessee Vacation Guide

The official guide for the state of Tennessee

Map of Area Businesses