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Area Description

Located on the Tennessee River where Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi meet, sits the outdoor paradise of Hardin County, TN. A place removed from the bustle of city-life but blessed with plenty to see and do. The Tennessee River winds its way south to north through the middle of the county, creating a boat lover’s, fishermen’s paradise.
Sitting idyllically on the banks of the Tennessee, is the town of Savannah, boasting as the catfish capital of the world. This county seat is home to beautiful family friendly parks, historic Cherry Mansion, and a leading national manufacturer of hushpuppies and southern side dishes. Yum!
Rich in history, Hardin County is the site of the pivotal 1862 Civil War Battle of Shiloh. Shiloh National Military Park has preserved the now monument-dotted battlefield much as it was then, and frequently hosts special “living history” events, hikes and bikes trails, as well as outdoor concerts and an occasional wedding or two. Visitors are invited to walk, bike or drive touring the battle sites, discovering the remains of the Indian mounds, and even catching a glimpse of deer, turkey, and the park’s own nesting eagles.
On the shore of Pickwick Lake is Pickwick Landing State Resort Park, with its Inn, convention center, marina, golf course, campground, aviaries, swim beaches and soon its own dog park. There are lots of fishing opportunities year-round whether on the lake, in a secluded cove, on the river or below thundering Pickwick Dam.
For those looking to retire, the Pickwick area is ideal with outstanding homes overlooking the lake or perhaps a small farm with rambling creeks. www.RetireHardinCounty.org
In the county seat of Savannah, travelers can stop in at the Tennessee River Museum, one of the best river museums of its kind. Learn about the history of the river through one-of-a kind artifacts detailing pre-historic times to post-war reconciliation. History buffs will be sure to drive or walk through the city’s Historic District to see the homes, including Cherry Mansion, where General U.S. Grant was staying when the Battle of Shiloh erupted. Take a stroll along Main Street for the specialty shops, a cup of coffee or some favorable BBQ. While downtown, check out the Savannah Veterans’ Park, the farmers market and the splash pads and fountains at Tennessee Street Park.
Other towns along the river include Crump, home to a bargain hunters paradise with a year-round weekend flea market and antique stores, and Saltillo, where you’ll find a mix of charming shops, skanky retail and colorful art.

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Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   From the inviting waters of the Tennessee River to the peaceful woodlands and historic sites that dot the region, Hardin County offers something to explore around every corner! Trace the growth of the county seat in Savannah’s Historic District, hear the cannons boom in Shiloh National Military Park, search for treasure at the Crump Flea Market, or catch record-breaking catfish in the rich waters of Pickwick Lake- all right here in Hardin County, Tennessee. Whether you’re just stopping by or coming to stay, we can’t wait to meet you! Savannah, Crump, and Saltillo make up the incorporated cities of Hardin County, which includes a number of other charming communities like Pickwick, Walnut Grove, and Burnt Church. Savannah, Pickwick, and Saltillo host many exciting events for the whole family year-round and offer easy access to the Tennessee River, a favorite spot for boating, fishing, swimming, and more.

Cultural Activities

Rich in history, Hardin County's roots run deep in music venues. Savannah is home to an annual Bluegrass Festival, a BBQ & Music Festival, annual sunset symphony, community theater play performances, Christmas festivals, and lots of community weekend gatherings.
Shiloh National Military Park hosts free outdoor summer concerts on the visitor center lawn.
Tennessee River Museum in downtown Savannah is one of the best of its kind for river history.

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Medical Facilities

Hardin County has a fully equipped hospital that includes a cancer treatment center on site, several elderly care facilities, an assisted living center, and a VA clinic.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  27.2  38.1  49.1  5.1 "  0.9 "
 Feb  30.2  42.5  54.8  4.5 "  0.9 "
 Mar  39.7  52.2  64.7  6.0 "  0.2 "
 Apr  47.4  60.5  73.6  5.3 "  0.0 "
 May  56.4  68.2  80.0  6.5 "  0.0 "
 Jun  64.4  75.7  87.0  4.5 "  0.0 "
 Jul  68.1  79.3  90.5  4.5 "  0.0 "
 Aug  66.4  78.2  90.0  3.1 "  0.0 "
 Sep  59.8  71.9  84.0  4.1 "  0.0 "
 Oct  47.8  61.3  74.7  3.5 "  0.0 "
 Nov  39.5  51.1  62.7  5.8 "  0.0 "
 Dec  31.2  42.0  52.8  5.9 "  0.2 "

Being in west TN, Hardin County enjoys 4 seasons with mild winters and extra summertime - time!

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Cost of Living for Hardin County, TN

Hardin County, Tennessee cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Hardin County is blessed with the Tennessee River flowing south to north thru the middle of the county. Lake homes, family cabins, and fishing getaways are spread throughout the picturesque countryside. Downtown Savannah has loft-living, and city is surrounded by neighborhoods, historic homes and even rolling farmlands.

Senior Assistance in Hardin County, TN

Hardin County, Tennessee offers the following assistance for seniors:

Hardin County Senior Center has daily activities, meals on wheels program and van transportation.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Tennessee is home to the Volunteers! and Hardin County has abundant opportunities: library, Christmas festivals, civic clubs, Parrotheads, friends of Shiloh and Pickwick Landing State. join us for fun!

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