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Plainview, Tennessee

Plainview offers a tranquil slice of East Tennessee life. We’re a community where neighbors know each other by name, the pace is a little slower, and Southern hospitality runs deep. Located in Union County, just outside Knoxville, we enjoy the benefits of proximity to a larger city while maintaining our own unique identity.

The first settlers arrived in the late 18th century, drawn by the promise of good farmland and an abundance of natural resources. Throughout the 19th century, Plainview was a small but thriving agricultural community with a focus on crops and livestock. The early 20th century brought new opportunities as our proximity to Knoxville opened avenues for industry and a slow shift away from a purely farming-based economy. Despite this growth, Plainview has largely preserved the small-town feel beloved by many of our residents, with old traditions continuing alongside new influences.

The population is a little over 2,000, making us a close-knit community. You’re likely to see familiar faces at the local grocery store, the post office, or during community events. We have a strong sense of pride in our town, with many residents tracing their families back several generations right here in the valley.

We love supporting the small businesses that are the backbone of Plainview’s character. The Sunliner Diner has been serving up hearty breakfasts and classic Southern dishes for decades – come in for the biscuits and gravy, stay for the friendly conversation that feels like catching up with old friends. Greenway Nursery is a family-owned operation that provides beautiful plants, landscaping supplies, and expert knowledge for all your gardening needs. Whether you’re a seasoned green thumb or just starting out, Greenway’s friendly staff has the advice and supplies you need. Union Bookstore is more than just bookshelves; it’s a cozy spot to spend an afternoon browsing a selection of new and used books, local artwork, and charming gifts. They often host author events and book clubs, making it a center of literary love in Plainview.

Plainview might be small, but it offers plenty of flavor to tempt your tastebuds. Backwoods’ Restaurant serves up generous portions of comfort food like fried chicken, mashed potatoes, collard greens, and homemade pies that’ll make you feel like you’re at grandma’s house. For a casual and crowd-pleasing meal, After dinner, head to Baskin Robbins to satisfy your sweet tooth with ice cream cones, milkshakes, and sundaes.

There’s always something to keep us busy in Plainview, from relaxing moments to a touch of the unusual. Corryton Park features walking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, and plenty of shade trees – perfect for enjoying a sunny afternoon or a family gathering. For outdoor enthusiasts, Big Ridge State Park is just a short drive away, offering hiking trails, camping, and incredible views of Norris Lake. Pack a picnic and spend the day exploring the natural beauty of East Tennessee. If you’re up for something a little spookier, rumor has it that Plainview’s old library building is home to a spectral librarian who still insists on quiet. The stories bring in curious visitors, and a few swear they’ve heard unexplained whispers or witnessed books shifting on their own.

Plainview’s history is intertwined with the natural landscape. In fact, it was once known as “Turkeytown” thanks to the large population of wild turkeys that roamed the area. While the turkeys aren’t quite as numerous as they once were, you might still catch a glimpse of one strutting its stuff in the fields around town, especially in the early morning or right before sunset.

Every fall, the city bursts with color and celebration during our annual Fall Festival. It’s a community highlight, with the scent of baking pies filling the air as neighbors compete in a friendly pie-baking contest. Live music adds to the festive atmosphere, and local craft vendors showcase their handmade wares. Kids of all ages enjoy the classic hayride, a charming tradition that takes them on a leisurely tour of town.

Plainview loves its sports, and our friendly rivalry with the neighboring town over who has the best high school football team is a source of both pride and good-natured teasing. Game days are a huge event, with the whole town decked out in team colors. The energy is infectious, drawing in fans from miles around for thrilling Friday night showdowns under the lights.

Like much of East Tennessee, Plainview experiences its share of soil-related concerns. The clay-rich soil here can expand and contract significantly with changes in moisture. This puts stress on foundations, leading to cracks, uneven floors, and other problems.

If you’re noticing signs of foundation issues in your home, we’re here to help. American Standard Foundation Repair provides expert assessment and proven solutions to restore your home’s structural integrity. Our team has extensive experience working with the unique challenges of East Tennessee soil.

We offer a range of foundation repair services tailored to your needs. From crack repairs to full foundation replacements, we have the expertise to provide lasting stability for your home. Contact us today for a free estimate.