East Tennessee's heritage is under seige. We're losing antebellum homes and some of our best farmland at an alarming rate. I believe we've lost as much farmland in upper East Tennessee (between Greeneville and Bristol) in the past 8-9 years as we did in the previous 45 years. Subdivisions and strip development are all over land that had cows and barns just a decade ago. Some of the property shown here is fairly well protected, some of it at total risk. Much of the land in Washington and Sullivan Counties-- our oldest-- is already gone. There is still a good amount of quality farmland left in Greene, Cocke and especially Grainger County. I wonder if any of it will be left for kids now in grammar school to show their children. Whoever has the money rules: we have no protection for our heritage.
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