Originally known as “Cedar Ford,” Luttrell is the birthplace of country music icons Chet Atkins and Kenny Chesney. While you’re here, locals recommend Bate’s Market for lunch. Up the road from Luttrell, heading back on Hwy 61 to Walkers Ford Rd. at the junction of Mill Pond Hollow Road, is Lay’s Distillery Historic Site. Today, this area is a private dirt road, but at one time wagons left this distillery headed to the railroad depot in Luttrell, where corn whiskey would travel along “Thunder Road SR33” to Knoxville. The Lays, who also owned saloons, were rumored to have assisted in the escape of one of Butch Cassidy’s gangs from a Knoxville jail.
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