Bledsoe County

Bledsoe County traces its founding to 1808, one of the oldest counties in Tennessee. Portions of Cumberland County were once included in Bledsoe County.

Today, 15,000 people call Bledsoe County home. Pikeville, the only incorporated community in the county, serves as the county seat.

Industry in Bledsoe County focuses on agricultural science, automotive supply, and genetics.

Burnett Law

Recently, a portion of Hwy. 127 passing through Bledsoe County achieved recognition as the Sequatchie Valley National Scenic Byway. This route follows the Sequatchie River through Marion, Sequatchie, and Bledsoe counties.

Bledsoe County reported 87 motor vehicle crashes in 2020, with five fatal accidents. The county ranked 10th in the state for fatal crashes that year. Thirty-two other crashes resulted in injuries.

Data from the Tennessee Department of Safety shows 14 crashes involved alcohol impairment, and 11 listed speeding as a contributing factor.

If you’ve suffered an injury or loss due to a Bledsoe County car accident, contact Burnett Law. Attorney Philip D. Burnett can discuss the details of your case and help you get the compensation you need and deserve.

Sources

https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/bledsoecountytennessee/PST045219

https://www.tn.gov/safety/stats/crashdata.html

https://www.wate.com/news/local-news/four-east-tennessee-roadways-earn-federal-scenic-designation/

https://bledsoecountyecd.com/about/

https://bledsoecountyecd.com/industries/