Quality of Life
A COUNTY FULL OF LIFE.
Overton County is a true gem. Although it’s conveniently located just a few miles from Interstate 40, it still boasts natural beauty in the form of mountains, lakes and historical sites. The affordable cost of living, mild climate and outdoor adventures retain residents and draw visitors and retirees from around the world.
With Dale Hollow Lake in the northern part of the county and the Cumberland Plateau to the south, Overton County offers natural beauty from all angles. Lively downtown Livingston attracts visitors to its city park, state-of-the art outdoor performance stage and local businesses and restaurants.
The backwaters of Dale Hollow Lake spill over into the northern part of Overton County and are home to the largest federal trout hatchery east of the Mississippi River. Visitors can enjoy fishing, boating, swimming and other water activities. Nearby, beautiful Standing Stone State Park offers breathtaking scenery, hiking, camping, boating and swimming in its Olympic-size swimming pool.
Downtown Livingston is anything but average. The town square has been important to the town's history since the early 1800s. Historic buildings line the streets, and Livingston Central Park makes being downtown an adventure. A splash pad, unique playground and state-of-the-art stage make the new park the center of the action. Walking trails and paved sidewalks connect the park to the business district, and invite visitors to enjoy the farmer's market, concerts and festivals.
HISTORY AND HERITAGE
From the Civil War sites to the Overton County Heritage Museum, Overton County is proud of its heritage. The only Quonset hut in the state is located in Overton County. The county has a rich military history, with Civil War sites throughout. The Overton County Heritage Museum showcases more than 200 years of history through photographs, artifacts, exhibits and special collections.