Town entrance sign.

Home of the White Squirrels

Field review by the editors.

Kenton, Tennessee

Kenton has a population of about 200 pink-eyed albino squirrels frolicking in its parks and trees. Other towns boast about having white squirrels as well, and when we asked about that, Kenton residents insisted that its squirrels "have been here the longest" and that they were left by a "gypsy caravan" in 1869 -- three years before the town was even founded!

Is Kenton, we asked, where the other towns got their white squirrels? "Well, they had to come from somewhere."

Kenton reveres its furry mascots, tagging "White Squirrel" onto the names of streets and businesses, and anyone who even annoys a white squirrel risks a stiff fine.

Also see: White Squirrel Wars

Home of the White Squirrels

Address:
400 W. Taylor St., Kenton, TN
Directions:
I-40 exit 80B onto the Hwy 45 bypass; follow it to Hwy 45 west, then north to Kenton. Squirrels are around town.
Hours:
Squirrels are most active at dawn and dusk. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
731-749-5767
Save to My Sights

Nearby Offbeat Places

Davy Crockett Cabin, Mom's GraveDavy Crockett Cabin, Mom's Grave, Rutherford, TN - 5 mi.
World's Largest Teapot CollectionWorld's Largest Teapot Collection, Trenton, TN - 16 mi.
31 MPH Speed Limit31 MPH Speed Limit, Trenton, TN - 17 mi.
In the region:
KY-TN State Line Sculpture, Hazel, KY - 44 mi.

More Quirky Attractions in Tennessee

Stories, reports and tips on tourist attractions and odd sights in Tennessee.

Explore Thousands of Unique Roadside Landmarks!

Strange and amusing destinations in the US and Canada are our specialty. Start here.
Use RoadsideAmerica.com's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Tennessee Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Cosmosphere, Hutchinson, Kansas (Jun 14-20, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now