Service Area Spotlight: Farragut, TN
The weather is warming up - yay! And what better way to celebrate than to get out and explore the rich treasures of our local cities and towns? Most of us get up, go to work, come home, go to bed and repeat, never taking advantage of the history, beauty and entertainment right in our own neighborhoods. So with that in mind, we present to you our Service Area Spotlight.
Chaffee Air will periodically feature a nearby city or town in our heating and cooling service area near Knoxville, TN to encourage residents to discover things to do, right in their own back yard. So without further ado, here is our "spotlight" on a few interesting things to see and do in Farragut, Tennessee.
1) Farragut Museum
The rich history of Farragut dates back to pre-Civil War times when it was first established as Campbell's Station. The Civil War Battle of Campbell's Station actually happened here in 1863 and the town was named after Civil War Naval Admiral David Farragut, who was born nearby. Admiral Farragut is credited with the famous quote, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" The Farragut Museum houses some of Admiral Farragut's own personal belongings, as well as other historical artifacts from the period. The museum's gift shop offers a selection of unique gifts, as well as books related to the area's history. A visit here is a must for any Civil War buff or anybody interested in learning some local history.
2) Founders Park at Campbell Station or "Campbell Station Park"
With over 17 acres of land boasting both scenic nature trails and paved walking paths, Campbell Station Park is a magnet for Farragut residents looking to enjoy the outdoors. A beautiful natural landscape cris-crossed by Turkey Creek, this park appeals to the avid health enthusiast, as well as the reflective nature observer. The park also offers two pavilions with electricity and grills, plus a restroom facility, to accommodate get-togethers with family and friends. Seasonally, you'll want to watch for events, such as their free summer concert series and "Light the Park" Christmas season kick-off.
3) Town of Farragut Community Activities
Did you know that the Town of Farragut offers several different classes and activities to the community throughout the year? From fitness classes in Tai Chi, Pilates and Zumba to technology classes for seniors, the town offers activities to engage residents from all walks of life. And if you're into athletics, think about joining one of the adult softball or volleyball leagues and turn a physical activity into a social one! Community activities are a great way to try something new, meet some neighbors and maybe even make some new friends.
So what are you waiting for? Get out and explore Farragut! And remember Chaffee Air for all of your heating and cooling needs!