The town of Linden sits atop the hills above the Buffalo River. It has been the county seat since 1848. The town name was inspired by a poem entitled "Hohenlinden" by Thomas Campbell.
The county of Perry was created by an act of the Tennessee General Assembly in 1819. It is named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, a naval officer and hero of the War of 1812.
Several historic buildings exist alongside many new businesses, illustrating that this progressive community takes great pride in preserving the past while looking to the future. The court square is always bustling with activity.
Constructed in 1928-29, the courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a classic example of early twentieth century public architecture. To step inside the courtroom will take you back in time as you view its unusual second story public gallery.
Average high temperatures in Linden can reach up to 90 degrees in late July/early August, while average lows can dip to 24 degrees in January. Monthly precipitation averages 5 inches with annual snowfall about 7.2 inches.
Linden is home to a public elementary school, middle school and high school. There is also a private school which offers alternative education to grades 5 through 10. Higher education options available within roughly an hour or less of driving are the University of Tennessee at Parsons, University of North Alabama, Columbia State Community College, Northwest Shoals Community College - Muscle Shoals, Union University, Jackson State Community College and Austin Peay State University.
Perry Community Hospital serves local medical needs.
Gnarled old cedars, limestone outcrops, freshwater springs and spectacular views of the Tennessee River are the rewards to those who hike the winding trail through TVA's Ladyfinger Bluff Small Wild Area. Stand on the bluff and see the National Migratory Wildlife Refuge on the opposite bank. In mid-October, the area becomes a landing strip for thousands of migrating ducks and geese. The round trip walking distance is 2.7 miles.
Members of the Mennonite and Amish faiths were looking for fertile farmland and abundant water when they settled in Perry County. They are a resourceful, self-reliant people, producing fresh vegetables, fruit, berry crops, molasses and handcraft items. The Mennonite and Amish communities exemplify life in the nineteenth century before the automobile changed the face and pace of America.
One of Tennessee's most scenic rivers, the Buffalo, meanders for over 43 miles through Perry County. From moderately fast rapids to lazy, slow-moving waters, a journey down the Buffalo is a chance to experience nature at its best. The river is also home to an abundance of fish.
Kentucky Lake sits along the Tennessee River, the nation's fifth largest river system. These waters provide unsurpassed recreation opportunities for thousands each year. Whether you like boating, fishing, water skiing, camping or just an opportunity to relax and enjoy the view, this is the place for you.
Tradition has it that Mousetail Landing State Park received its name when a nearby leather tannery caught fire in the mid-1800s. The mice fleeing the fire were so great in number the area became known as Mousetail Landing. Today, Mousetail Landing is a favorite outdoor recreation area that is known for hiking, camping and more.
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