Overton County

Overton County was established in 1806 and named in honor of John Overton.

Recreational Sites

Photo of National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship
National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship - Overton County, TN

Held each September, Standing Stone State Park’s Rolley Hole Marbles Tournament in Overton county is the world’s most challenging marble tournament. 2013 is its 31st year. This traditional marbles contest draws some of the country’s best players to a tournament where players match wit and skills with special flint spheres on a smooth dirt surface. The Festival includes kids’ games, marble making, swap meet, tournament play, demonstrations, music and food. Featured by ESPN, Sports Illustrated, CBS, CNN, Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic, and Charles Schulz’s Peanuts.

Jammin' at Hippie Jacks Americana Music Festival

The Council of Americana Roots Music's mission is to preserve, present, and archive music of original singer songwriters of Americana roots music. Programming includes production of a 16- episode annual public television series titled, Jammin at Hippie Jack’s (JAHJ). This half-hour music television series is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of original singer songwriters of historically significant forms of Americana grassroots music. The series is currently distributed by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) to public television stations, libraries, and educational institutions throughout the nation. Additional initiatives include a regional radio program, The Hippie Jack Radio Hour, broadcast on WDVX radio in Knoxville and the East Tennessee region and worldwide at www.wdvx.com ; and two public engagement music festivals held in May and September in rural Overton County Tennessee.

Standing Stone State Park Big Foot Scramble 5-Mile Run

Part of the State Parks Running Tour, sponsored by the Frostbite Running Club.