Kenton, Tennessee: Home of the White Squirrels
- Poplar St., Kenton, TN
- I-40 exit 80B onto the Hwy 45 bypass; follow it to Hwy 45 west, then north to Kenton. Squirrels are around town. Feeder is at W. Taylor and Maple Heights Sts.
- Squirrels are most active at dawn and dusk. (Call to verify)
One of several U.S. towns that promote albino squirrels communities as their claim to fame. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Home of the White Squirrels
On Maple Heights St. There is a large open area with a few big trees, just north of Taylor St., or just south of College St., where they like to play in the grass and trees.[Stacie Cowell, 03/23/2014]
White Squirrel Capital
My wife's a squirrel lover, so we had to stop in Kenton to see the "Home of the White Squirrels." We were greeted with signs warning to watch for squirrels on College Street. We found the squirrels at a feeder on Taylor Street at Maple Heights Street. (We also went to Marionville, Missouri, on this trip looking for white squirrels, but we struck out there).[Steve Cook, 10/20/2008]
Family and patriotic activities combine for the Twentieth Anniversary celebration, an old-fashioned Fourth of July and White Squirrel Festival in downtown Kenton in west Tennessee. Visitors are invited to bring cameras to snap photos of our legendary White Squirrels. Stay to enjoy: the best barbecue in the state; softball and 3-on-3 basketball tournaments; a "Cars for Kids" display, auction and judging; arts & crafts booths; a carnival with rides for the kids; a Picnic in the Park for families and their lunch baskets -even 'Elvis' will be there, at the (West Tennessee Idol Winner) Steve Whitson Concert on Saturday night! Lots of things for the whole family to enjoy, starting with a prayer breakfast Saturday at 7 am and concluding with an 11 am parade, 6 pm street Dance and 9 pm fireworks display on the Fourth itself. Join us and watch the White Squirrels come out to see what "those nutty humans are doing now."[Terri Jenkins-Brady, 05/12/2005]