Tennessee has six popular land regions, including the Blue Ridge, Appalachian Ridge and Valley, Appalachian Plateau, Highland Rim, Nashville Basin, and Gulf Coastal Plain.
Agriculture continues to be a leading industry for the Volunteer State, generating $3.7 billion in revenue. There are approximately 77,300 farms in the state, covering 10.8 million acres. The average size farm comprises 155 acres. Agriculture makes a significant contribution to all 95 counties.
Tennessee’s most valuable crops are soybeans and broilers. The state also produces substantial quantities of nursery crops, corn, cattle, and calves. Most of the cropland is found in the western region of the state.
Tennessee wildlife is abundant within the state on both land and water. Its primary wildlife includes white-tailed deer, elk, wild turkeys, and black bears. Popular fish species include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, trout, sturgeon, channel catfish, and flathead catfish.
Tennessee is committed to protecting cropland, improving water quality, and conserving wildlife habitats.
Major Rivers and Lakes
Tennessee’s three longest rivers are the Mississippi River, Cumberland River, and Tennessee River. Their tributaries include the Obion River, Little Tennessee River, and Duck River.
Lake Kentucky, the largest lake in Tennessee, is located on the Tennessee River. The surface area of this lake is approximately 160,320 acres (250.5 square miles). Other significant lakes include Guntersville Lake, Lake Barkley, and Pickwick Lake.
State and National Parks
Tennessee has 56 state parks and 12 national parks.
|Neighboring States||Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Missouri|
|Regions||Blue Ridge, Appalachian Ridge and Valley, Appalachian Plateau, Highland Rim, Nashville Basin, and Gulf Coastal Plain|
|Big Game||White-tailed deer, elk, wild turkeys, and black bears|
|Small Game||Armadillo, collared dove, quail, rabbit, squirrel, migratory birds, and furbearers|
|Freshwater Fish||Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, trout, sturgeon, channel catfish, and flathead catfish|
|Total Acreage||26.9 million|
|Total Public Land Acreage||2.4 million|
|Average Annual Rainfall||51.6 inches|
|Farmland by Acreage||10.8 million|
|Woodlands by Acreage||14.4 million|
|Primary Crops||Soybeans and broilers|
|Main Rivers||Mississippi River, Cumberland River, Tennessee River, and Clinch River|
|Largest Lake||Kentucky Lake|
|Other Lakes||Guntersville Lake, Lake Barkley, and Pickwick Lake|
|Other Tributaries||Obion River, Little Tennessee River, French Broad River, and Duck River|
Our Rural Real Estate Offices
Mossy Oak Properties Tennessee began with the goal of becoming a trusted resource for folks looking to buy or sell rural land for sale in Tennessee. Our land brokers and agents understand what people are looking for in rural property because we share the same lifestyle and love for the land as you do. We understand the importance of honor and integrity and that buying or selling land is an emotional and life-changing experience for consumers.
Only Mossy Oak Properties Tennessee can provide the powerful combination of brand strength, local expertise, quality service, and national exposure. Whether you want to buy or sell rural real estate, a Mossy Oak Properties land specialist is a must-have on your team.