Quality of Life
PEACEFUL, PLAYFUL and BEAUTIFUL.
The quality of life in Weakley County is unsurpassed, with an inviting residential atmosphere, educational opportunities and recreation, all set on a quiet, country landscape. Family restaurants, unique shopping venues and small town festivals can be found throughout the county. The picturesque agricultural landscape and mild climate keep visitors coming back and residents happy. Weakley County schools offer excellent education, and fiber optics are run throughout the county.
The University of Tennessee at Martin attracts both alumni and visitors to its athletic events, art scene, rodeo and other events. The UT Martin rodeo team is nationally recognized and has many fans. The popular Soybean Festival, in partnership with UT Martin, welcomes visitors to Martin each year in September.
Downtown Martin is a fun place to spend the day, strolling through various retail stores, playing in the splash pad or shopping the farmers market. Dresden has a lovely walking trail where visitors can shop the farmers market or walk throughout the whole park system.
ARTS AND CULTURE
Weakley County has an active and growing arts community. UT Martin and its Department of Visual and Theatre Arts educates students in its cutting-edge arts facility and provides cultural opportunities for the residents of the area. The Weakley County Arts and Humanities Council promotes arts and culture in the county.
Weakley County offers all kinds of outdoor exploring opportunities, from short strolls in the park to all-day affairs outside. Big Cypress Tree State Park, named for the the largest bald cypress in the United States that once lived there, has an abundance of wildlife and plantlife, walking trails and picnic areas. The city of Martin offers Virginia Weldon Park and Martin Recreation Complex. In Dresden residents can enjoy the Dredsen City Park.