Grundy County

Grundy County Map

This map is intended for general geographical understanding. It does not provide the specific locations of the farms in order to protect the owners’ privacy. Map Courtesy of Carole Swann, Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

Grundy County was established in 1844 and was named in honor of Felix Grundy, a Virginian who migrated to Tennessee and served in both the U. S. House and U. S. Senate and was Attorney General under President Martin Van Buren. The city of Altamont is the county seat. One of the major natural resources in the county is coal and it has benefited the county’s economic history since the mid nineteenth century. The county is also home to notable landmarks such as the Beersheba Springs historic resort area and the Highlander Folk School, a school that was initially a training facility for labor organizations but it became famous for its promotion of civil rights and the training of civil right leaders. For more information regarding Grundy County, please go to the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture website.

Farm NameCountyDate FoundedSpecial Recognition
Burnett/White Family Farm Grundy 1888
Elk River Sartain Farm Grundy 1846
Hamby Farm Grundy 1887
Jim Burnett Farm Grundy 1870
L.H. Burnett Farm Grundy 1870
Richland-Elk River Valley Farm Grundy 1892
T.L. Sissom Farm Grundy 1868
White Family Farm Grundy 1855