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In a matter of a few short days, we’ve actually made several trips to Dover, Tennessee!
Here are highlights from a couple of them:
The most interesting part about the whole Dover, Tennessee property search thing… is the unusual series of events that took place.
And why we eventually decided NOT to build in Stewart County, Tennessee period.
Here are the highlights…
Pictures From A Few More Properties We Considered
This one was a beautiful piece of property that was way out in the boondocks… past Bumpus Mills, TN. It was actually a wrong turn we took that led us down a 5-mile “dirt road” that became a “ditch road” for the last half of the ride! In fact, I wish I’d taken pictures… but I was too scared and bouncing around in my seat too much from the off-road ride. Thank goodness we had our Jeep!
Another piece of property we liked was on Antioch Road near Bumpus Mills, Tennessee. It was off a rocky dirt road as well, but not nearly as rough. At the end of this road, we found more big water and lots of deer!
The Little Log Home That Stole Our Heart
Part of what made this little cabin so charming was the neighbors who had recently moved to Dover, TN from Chicago. This was a home that the Corps of Engineers guy had told us about. There was no For Sale sign in the yard. Only a handful of people knew the story behind this almost-complete log home… (Read picture captions.)
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