: Anyone from Tennessee: Heard of Pikeville?



Stingroo
04-15-10, 11:19 PM
Just curious. Apparently my parents are considering a house up there. Only thing I can find out about it is that it's insanely small. Anyone from the area? Just trying to get a feeler for what's around.

Aron9000
04-16-10, 01:23 AM
That's up in meth country on the Cumberland platue. Its pretty mountainous right there, real pretty country. Pretty close to Fall Creek Falls state park, which is very popular. Closest big city is probably an hour or two away in Chattanooga, Knoxville is about the same distance.

Stingroo
04-16-10, 01:32 AM
Meth country, eh? <_<

greencadillacmatt
04-16-10, 01:40 AM
^Sounds like Allegan, Michigan! :stirpot:

Aron9000
04-16-10, 01:46 AM
Meth country, eh? <_<

Something like 1/4 of the population in rural Middle and East Tennessee is addicted to meth/makes meth. Crackdown by law enforcement in the past 3-4 years has helped though.

Stingroo
04-16-10, 01:53 AM
That's not a good thought.

Hmm...

77CDV
04-16-10, 02:45 AM
I think it's nextdoor to Hooterville.

AirJigga25
04-16-10, 07:59 AM
^Sounds like Allegan, Michigan! :stirpot:

the meth joke and this mixin pot animation is ironic.

dkozloski
04-16-10, 09:37 AM
Pikeville is up near Stinkin' Creek.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-16-10, 09:44 AM
Another way to look at it is to say that the area is populated with a lot of "chemists".

orconn
04-16-10, 11:25 AM
As they used to say back in the Kennedy Administration "an area marked for great economic improvement." Despite throwing significant money at these areas, most are still "marked for great economic improvement." It would seem that meth production would be a logical progression from distilling moonshine. But if it is like similar areas of West Virginia and Virginia the scenery is spectacular for the eastern United States!

Submariner409
04-16-10, 06:53 PM
Unmarred by 300 years of progress..............

Probably one of the nicest, most friendly, neighborly places to live. No WalMart, no big box stores, trucks have a shotgun rack in the rear window, most people there drink their corn from a jar, and your neighbor will help you split and stack wood. (and they all hate Washington, DC). The biggest attractions are the American Legion and church on Sunday. Your chickens produce your eggs and you trade them over at BillyBob's for sausage and bacon. The type of place that leftist/socialist politicians wish had never existed. Drive on up northeast a ways and you get to Gatlinburg - now, that's money, progress, and Mercedes Tennessee.

Too bad that America has totally lost sight of where it's really at.........

Jesda
04-16-10, 07:59 PM
Another way to look at it is to say that the area is populated with a lot of "chemists".

LOL!!! Chevy Cavaliers everywhere.

Stingroo
04-16-10, 08:02 PM
Cavaliers?

I'm confused.

Sub: that doesn't sound like a place I would like. LOL I like the city, and I don't go to church.

orconn
04-16-10, 08:19 PM
Probably gotta go to church if you want to meet any girls ..... but keep in mind their daddies have shotguns and know how to use them!

Aron9000
04-16-10, 08:28 PM
I'm sure the church or the ONE bar in town is the only place to meet women. And Pikeville might be in a dry county, not sure on that one though.

Stingroo
04-16-10, 08:35 PM
I don't drink, so that doesn't matter to me.


And meh. I live on a college campus. I have plenty of opportunities to meet women, on the off chance my current relationship fails.

Jesda
04-16-10, 09:18 PM
Cavaliers?

I'm confused.

Sub: that doesn't sound like a place I would like. LOL I like the city, and I don't go to church.

Meth labs and Cavaliers go hand in hand.

Stingroo
04-16-10, 09:23 PM
Why is that?

77CDV
04-16-10, 10:19 PM
Cheap is as cheap does.

greencadillacmatt
04-17-10, 02:16 AM
Meth labs and Cavaliers go hand in hand.

So, what can I cook up for you guys then? :stirpot:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
04-17-10, 09:16 AM
Meth labs and Cavaliers go hand in hand.

I thought it was meth labs and '80s era F-bodies?

Stingroo
04-17-10, 09:27 AM
No no, that's mullets.

77CDV
04-17-10, 03:26 PM
^And that's truth!

Jesda
04-18-10, 08:47 AM
http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/7821/1271589974808.jpg

Benzilla
04-20-10, 12:54 AM
My best friend grew up in Pikeville. We go over ever now & then for different reasons. It's a really small, backward, closed-minded town in the vally that hasn't changed in 60 years (except to get a McDonalds that is) There's one traffic light, main street is about a mile long, and you'll drive right past the whole damn town if you're not watching the signs. The sheriff used to grow weed in his office, and like Brain Griffin would say "They'll treat you right, unless you're black or gey, or cherokee" Yes, you've got an awful lot to see....

So, good luck with that...

Ben


P.S. had to spell it "gey" to get rid of that friggin gay smiley. That's annoying.

Stingroo
04-20-10, 01:19 AM
Yeah, doesn't sound like a place I'd want to live. lol

dkozloski
04-20-10, 01:25 AM
Tennessee has the highest percentage of veterans and people on active duty in the armed services than any other state. If it wasn't for them rednecks we'd all be happy to be riding camels.

JoCan
04-23-10, 02:03 PM
unmarred by 300 years of progress..............

Probably one of the nicest, most friendly, neighborly places to live. No walmart, no big box stores, trucks have a shotgun rack in the rear window, most people there drink their corn from a jar, and your neighbor will help you split and stack wood. (and they all hate washington, dc). The biggest attractions are the american legion and church on sunday. Your chickens produce your eggs and you trade them over at billybob's for sausage and bacon. The type of place that leftist/socialist politicians wish had never existed. Drive on up northeast a ways and you get to gatlinburg - now, that's money, progress, and mercedes tennessee.

Too bad that america has totally lost sight of where it's really at.........

Amen brother

Jesda
04-23-10, 04:50 PM
I go through TN 3-4 times a year and I'm always impressed by the low price of beautiful waterfront property. Brother's friend is a physician's assistant making 100k there (not Pikeville, but some small town). Probably lives like royalty.

Stingroo
04-23-10, 05:54 PM
Probably. The house we're looking at is on two acres of land, and well south of $100k.