Kenton, Tennessee: Home of the White Squirrels

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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
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Home of the White Squirrels

One of several U.S. towns that promote albino squirrels communities as their claim to fame.

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White Squirrel.

Home of the White Squirrels

We spotted White squirrels in a parking area with a small field.

[Gary Krosin, 06/15/2022]

Kenton is a small town, so white squirrel fans can often just park where there are some trees, then wait. Helpful tip: have a bag of peanuts on hand.

White squirrel sighting.

Home of the White Squirrels

We went to the intersection described with the feeder. The feeder is no longer there, but the white squirrels are. We saw one in a tree in the yard of the big house across from the empty lot.

[Daniel Hillis, 07/27/2020]
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]

Squirrels.

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]

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