Located approximately 100 miles from Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga, the town of Livingston offers the best in small-town living with easy access to the amenities of several metropolitan areas.
Livingston Regional Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited, 114-bed acute care facility. The hospital and the 65+ physicians on its medical staff provide a comprehensive range of healthcare services, including 24-hour emergency services that serve the Upper Cumberland Region. The hospital’s Women’s Center features recently renovated birthing suites. Diagnostic and Radiology Services include Computed Tomography Scanning, Ultrasonography, Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Radiography and Nuclear Medicine. A 6-bed Critical Care unit provides intensive care services and procedures with advanced cardiac and ventilatory equipment for continuous patient monitoring. Physical Rehabilitative services on both an inpatient and an outpatient basis are also available.
Livingston and Overton County have made a strong commitment to education at all levels with one K-4 school, five elementary schools, one high school and an early childhood center. The Volunteer State Community College at Livingston is a full-service, two-year public community college. Tennessee Tech University is a four-year institution located 20 minutes south of Livingston and is the state’s only technology-oriented university.
Livingston is home to many exciting festivals, including the Overton County Fair, the Overton County Blue-grass Festival, the Standing Stone Car Show, the Standing Stone Marbles Festival, the National Rolley Hole Championship (featured on ESPN and in Southern Living magazine), a Christmas Craft Show and the city’s annual Christmas Parade.
As part of the beautiful Cumberland Plateau, Livingston and Overton County offer plenty of opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. Standing Stone State Park, famous for its outstanding scenery, wildflowers, fossils and other natural diversity, covers nearly 11,000 acres along the Cumberland Plateau of north-central Tennessee. The park takes its name from a standing eight-foot tall rock, which was supposedly used as a boundary line between two separate Indian nations. For fishing and boating enthusiasts, there is Dale Hollow Lake. This deep, cold-water lake contains numerous species of sport fish and is known for record catches, including a world-record small mouth bass and lake trout in excess of 15 pounds. The lake has 620 miles of shoreline with 52,000 acres: 27,000 acres of water and 25,000 acres of adjoining land. Four top-of-the-line campgrounds are available with water and electric hook-ups. Numerous day-use areas offer clean picnic, beach and launching facilities for all users. Fourteen commercial marinas provide a variety of services, such as small vessel and houseboat rental, restaurants and lodging. Other recreational opportunities include Hidden Valley Golf and Country Club and the West Fork and East Fork Obey Rivers, which plunge 1,000 feet over a 20-mile stretch to form Class I-IV rapids. Livingston’s Winningham Park features picnic areas, a lighted walking trail, amphitheater and fitness stations.