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Greenback sits in the hills of eastern Tennessee, approximately 25 miles southwest of Knoxville. It's a small town steeped in history and natural beauty, and has become very popular with retirees and tourists looking for outdoor recreation in a less hectic atmosphere. The town of Greenback is in southeastern Loudon County, which in recent years has become known as "The Lakeway to the Smokies." There are several lakes and rivers within ten miles of Greenback, including Tellico Lake, Fort Loudoun, Watts Bar and Melton Hill Lake, making this area a playground for water sports of all kinds. Nearby Lenoir City is home to the largest marina in Tennessee. Several other lakeside marinas and parks give visitors plenty of opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing and picnicking. There are seven golf courses in the area and a local archery range and pro shop, as well as a beautiful city park in Greenback with hiking trails and children's playground. For unique shopping, Loudon County is full of antique shops and arts & crafts galleries. And for history buffs, there are local museums and historic walking tours. For even more culture, Greenback is just thirty minutes to the Knoxville Symphony, Opera and Ballet Company.

Surrounding areas: Vonore, Tennessee (6.3 mi), Sweetwater, Tennessee (17.5 mi), Tellico Plains, Tennessee (21.4 mi), Townsend, Tennessee (23.1 mi), Knoxville, Tennessee (25.2 mi), Wear Valley, Tennessee (29.0 mi), Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (35.0 mi)

Greenback Vacation Rentals

Greenback Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Grand Vista Hotel And Suites117 Grand Vista DrVonore, TN6.3 mi.(423) 884-6200
Country Inns & Suites12400 Us Hwy 72 NLoudon, TN10.9 mi.(865) 657-0050
Holiday Inn Express12400 Hwy 72 NLoudon, TN10.9 mi.(865) 458-5668
Comfort Inn150 Interchange Park LnLenoir City, TN11.0 mi.(865) 988-8880
Econo Lodge1211 Hwy 321 NLenoir City, TN11.0 mi.(865) 986-0295
Hampton Inn Knoxville/Lenoir City585 Ft Loudon Medical Center DrLenoir City, TN11.0 mi.(865) 988-2000
Ramada Limited400 Interchange Park DrLenoir City, TN11.0 mi.(429) 986-9000
American Classic Suites805 Foothills Mall DrMaryville, TN11.4 mi.(865) 983-9839
Executive Lodge Motel215 S Hall RdAlcoa, TN13.2 mi.(865) 984-9958
Budget Inn218 Washington StMaryville, TN13.2 mi.(865) 984-2300
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites130 Associates BlvdAlcoa, TN14.2 mi.(865) 981-9008
Jameson Inn206 Corporate PlAlcoa, TN14.2 mi.(865) 984-6800
Mainstay Suites361 Fountain View CirAlcoa, TN14.2 mi.(865) 379-7799
Knoxville Airport Hilton2001 Alcoa HwyAlcoa, TN14.4 mi.(865) 970-4300
Tine Trace Inn2306 Alcoa HwyAlcoa, TN14.8 mi.(865) 970-3140
Country Inn & Suites Knoxville Airport162 Cusick RdAlcoa, TN14.9 mi.(865) 273-2800
Fairfield Inn - Knoxville Airport126 Cusick RdAlcoa, TN14.9 mi.(865) 984-9350
Comfort Suites Airport140 Cusick RdAlcoa, TN15.0 mi.(865) 984-9840
Family Inns Of America2450 Airport HwyAlcoa, TN15.0 mi.(865) 970-2006
Mcghee Tyson Inn134 SVH 225 PO AveMcghee Tyson Angbase, TN15.1 mi.(615) 985-3300
Hampton Inn Knoxville Airport148 International AveAlcoa, TN15.2 mi.(865) 983-1101
Days Inn Knoxville Airport-Alcoa2962 Alcoa HwyAlcoa, TN15.7 mi.(865) 970-3060
Holiday Inn Express11717 Campbell Lakes DrKnoxville, TN16.7 mi.(865) 966-2500
Baymont Inn & Suites-Knoxville W11341 Campbell Lakes DrKnoxville, TN16.8 mi.(865) 671-1010
Comfort Suites811 Campbell Station RdKnoxville, TN16.9 mi.(865) 675-7585
Country Inn & Suites Knoxville West805 Campbell Station RdKnoxville, TN16.9 mi.(865) 675-9800
Best Value Sweetwater Hotel180 Hwy 68Sweetwater, TN17.1 mi.(423) 337-3511
Budget Host Inn207 Hwy 68Sweetwater, TN17.1 mi.(423) 337-9357
Comfort Inn249 Hwy 68Sweetwater, TN17.1 mi.(423) 337-3353
Days Inn229 Hwy 68Sweetwater, TN17.1 mi.(423) 337-4200
Quality Inn & Suites1116 Hwy 68Sweetwater, TN17.1 mi.(423) 337-4900
Knights Inn11320 Outlet DrKnoxville, TN17.2 mi.(865) 966-7500
Motel 6 Knoxville West402 Lovell RdKnoxville, TN17.3 mi.(865) 675-7200
Best Western Inn W500 Lovell RdKnoxville, TN17.4 mi.(865) 675-7666
Candlewood Suites10206 Parkside DrKnoxville, TN17.6 mi.(865) 777-0400
Comfort Inn731 S Main StSweetwater, TN17.7 mi.(423) 337-6646
Best Western Cedar Bluff Inn420 N Peters RdKnoxville, TN17.9 mi.(865) 539-0058
Microtel Inn309 N Peters RdKnoxville, TN17.9 mi.(800) 579-1683
Courtyard By Marriott216 Langley PlKnoxville, TN18.2 mi.(865) 539-0600
Extended Stay America214 Langley PlKnoxville, TN18.2 mi.(865) 769-0822
Bed & Breakfast
Maplehurst Inn Bed And Breakfast800 West Hill AveKnoxville, TN25.0 mi.(865) 523-7773
Bushrod Hall Bed & Breakfast422 Cumberland StHarriman, TN28.8 mi.(888) 880-8406

Greenback Weather & Climate

The Knoxville Region in eastern Tennessee is in a temperate climate zone. The summers are always warm and humid and the winters are brief and mild. Spring arrives early and stays for a long time and is alive with dogwoods, azaleas and other beautiful flowers. The average annual temperature for the region is 60 degrees F. The average annual snowfall for the entire state is 12 inches, and with the mild climate, snow rarely stays on the ground for more than a few days. Severe weather is rare since the state is east of the center of tornado activity, south of most winter blizzard conditions and too far inland for hurricanes. Hailstorms occur maybe two or three times per year. Thunderstorms are common in late spring and summer.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 47°F 27°F 5.08 in. -
February 52°F 29°F 4.63 in. -
March 61°F 37°F 5.78 in. -
April 70°F 44°F 4.43 in. -
May 78°F 54°F 5.03 in. -
June 85°F 63°F 4.15 in. -
July 89°F 68°F 4.45 in. -
August 88°F 67°F 3.59 in. -
September 82°F 60°F 3.26 in. -
October 71°F 46°F 3.05 in. -
November 60°F 37°F 4.28 in. -
December 51°F 30°F 5.12 in. -

Greenback Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Mc Ghee Tyson airport (TYS) located about 14 miles northeast of Greenback in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge airport (GKT) located approximately 38 miles east of Greenback in Sevierville, Tennessee, the Moore Murrell airport (MOR) located roughly 57 miles northeast of Greenback in Morristown, Tennessee, the Scott Municipal airport (SCX) located around 60 miles northwest of Greenback in Oneida, Tennessee, and finally Lovell Field (CHA) located about 72 miles southwest of Greenback in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Greenback Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
DollywoodPigeon ForgeTN35.5 mi.
Rockin' RacewayPigeon ForgeTN35.5 mi.
NASCAR SpeedParkSeviervilleTN36.9 mi.
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC49.4 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC49.4 mi.
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC60.7 mi.
Lake WinnepesaukahRossvilleGA78.5 mi.
Water Parks
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA102.4 mi.
White Water ParkMariettaGA119.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Rarity Bay on Lake TellicoVonoreTN6.2 mi.
Cedar Hills Golf ClubLenoir CityTN10.4 mi.
Executive Meadows Golf CourseLenoir CityTN10.4 mi.
Medalist at AvalonLenoir CityTN10.4 mi.
Golf ClubMaryvilleTN12.7 mi.
Lambert Acres Golf ClubMaryvilleTN12.7 mi.
Royal Oaks Country ClubMaryvilleTN12.7 mi.
Madisonville Golf CourseMadisonvilleTN14.9 mi.
Egwani Farms Golf CourseRockfordTN17.0 mi.
Pine Lakes Golf ClubRockfordTN17.0 mi.
Dead Horse Lake Golf CourseKnoxvilleTN18.3 mi.
Lakeside Golf CourseKingstonTN23.0 mi.
Laurel Valley Country ClubTownsendTN23.1 mi.
South Hills Golf ClubOak RidgeTN24.8 mi.
Tennessee Centennial Golf CourseOak RidgeTN25.1 mi.
Knoxville Golf CourseKnoxvilleTN25.2 mi.
Three Ridges Golf CourseKnoxvilleTN25.2 mi.
Whittle Springs Golf CourseKnoxvilleTN25.2 mi.
Willow Creek Golf ClubKnoxvilleTN25.2 mi.
Southwest Point Golf CourseKingstonTN25.3 mi.
Ridgewood Golf ClubAthensTN28.2 mi.
White Oaks Golf CourseAthensTN28.2 mi.
TriCounty Golf ClubOliver SpringsTN28.3 mi.
Emory Golf & Country ClubHarrimanTN28.7 mi.
Bays Mountain Golf CourseSeymourTN29.7 mi.
Ski Areas
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC60.7 mi.
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC65.3 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC91.4 mi.
State Parks
Norris Dam State ParkTN39.8 mi. 
Sequoyah Birthplace MuseumVonoreTN6.3 mi.(History)
Farragut Folklife MuseumFarragutTN15.8 mi.(History)
East Tennessee Discovery CenterKnoxvilleTN25.1 mi.(Science)
Ewing Gallery of Art & ArchitectureKnoxvilleTN25.1 mi.(Art)
Knoxville Museum of ArtKnoxvilleTN25.1 mi.(Art)
East Tennessee Historical Society MuseumKnoxvilleTN25.1 mi.(History)
American Museum of Science and EnergyOak RidgeTN25.2 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN25.1 mi.
Tennessee AquariumChattanoogaTN77.1 mi.
Warner Park ZooChattanoogaTN77.1 mi.
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC90.5 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC114.3 mi.

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