Quality of Life
Small Town Charm, Big Possibilities.
Nestled in the northwest corner of Tennessee, Obion County is a quaint but thriving community just a few minutes away from Kentucky, Missouri and Arkansas. Its convenient location and job opportunities bring people to Obion County, but the low crime rate, low cost of living and friendly people keep them here to stay.
Unique natural beauty can be found at Reelfoot Lake and the other wildlife areas. Discovery Park houses world-class exhibits in its more than 100,000-square foot building.
Obion County is an outdoor paradise for hunters, fishermen and other outdoor adventurers. Reelfoot Lake, which borders the northwest side of Obion County, is the only large natural lake in Tennessee. It is a popular location for boating, crappie fishing, waterfowl hunting and sighting American Bald Eagles. Wildlife viewing, watersports and other outdoor activities can also be enjoyed in the other wildlife management areas and parks. Obion County is located along the Mississippi Flyway, a bird migration route that hosts more than 100,000 geese and over 200,000 ducks annually.
A 50-acre site with a three-story, 100,000-square foot building, Discovery Park is an educational experience unlike any other. It was developed by local, private investors to enhance the educational experience of children and adults, and it received more than one million visitors in just three short years. Some of the other popular local attractions include Dixie Gun Works, a museum that houses antique automobiles, guns and farm vehicles, and Masquerade Theatre, a theatre group which has renovated Capitol Theatre and presents high-quality productions each year.
Just a short drive from Kentucky, Arkansas and Missouri, and just a few hours to Memphis, Jackson and Nashville, Obion County is an oasis from big city life. The solid infrastructure, natural beauty, unique attractions and everyday conveniences make living in Obion County a peaceful and quaint experience. The low taxes, low crime rate and big opportunities draw residents from nearby big cities to make Obion County home.