Welcome to Savannah Hardin County


Something about Hardin County awakens the senses.

Whether it’s the quaint river town of Savannah, a certified TN Main Street community, a resort-style setting in Pickwick, or the preservation and historical significance of Shiloh that appeals to you, Hardin County offers natural beauty and peaceful tranquility along with abundant activities that support an active lifestyle.

Community theater productions, Christmas in the Park, the Tennessee River Run and water sports on Pickwick Lake are among the county’s many entertaining activities. Pickwick Landing State Park is a recreational paradise, with boating, fishing, hiking, interpretive programs, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, and a restaurant. Many Hardin County communities offer racquet sports, community gardening, golf, collegiate games, motorsports, historical groups and more.

History buffs can delve into the study of the Battle of Shiloh. This two-day battle saw 23,746 men killed or wounded, more than the American Revolution, War of 1812 and Mexican-American War combined. The park is one of the best-preserved battlefields in the nation.

Savannah is the “Catfish Capital of the World,” and Hardin County is home to the nationally recognized Hagy’s Catfish Hotel, serving up legendary catfish, hushpuppies and frog legs for more than 75 years. And, find your main street shopping niche, or browse boutiques, antique shops or flea markets located throughout the county.

With more people finding Hardin County the perfect retirement location, we invite you to personally come explore our great county.


Retirement is a life worth savoring. Hardin County gives you the perfect setting for savoring the moments with its combination of stunning scenery, rich history, and the ease and security of a small town with convenient proximity to larger metropolitan areas such as Nashville, Memphis and Jackson.

Examples of 200k Homes

image description Beautiful Brick Home $199,000 2,800 square feet
image description Spacious Yard $197,500 2,600 square feet
image description Beautiful Home $179,000 1,900 square feet


Retirees who have relocated to Hardin County are quick to point out why. Here, you’ll find a good availability of healthcare facilities, educational opportunities, walking trails, a temperate climate within four distinct seasons, civic and volunteer groups—in short, more of the essentials that work together to comprise an enjoyable, rich and robust lifestyle.

Tax and Living Expenses

Recently, Tennessee earned a number-one spot among states considered prime retirement locations in a Bankrate.com study. Ranked by data such as climate, tax rates, cost of living and access to healthcare, Tennessee has a cost of living 9.6% below the national average.

Our state and local tax burden is the third lowest in the nation, with residents enjoying no income tax except on interest and dividends. State sales tax is 7%; 5% for food.

Tennessee has no state property tax. Property taxes are locally determined and collected. With the median home value at $75,000 for a three-bedroom house, Hardin County provides affordability along with its beauty and high quality of life. Hardin County’s median property tax is $470.00.

Higher Education

Find educational opportunities at the Savannah-Hardin County Center at Jackson State Community College and at Crump Campus at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology.

Experience Living in Hardin County

Savannah is the catfish capital of the world, and the fishing proves it! We heartily recommend Hardin County to anyone wanting a slower pace in a peaceful setting! - Janet and Tom Hensel, retired from New Hampshire
Savannah and Hardin County represented the end of our long hard search for the perfect retirement place—conveniently located to Florence, Huntsville, Memphis, Nashville and Pickwick Lake with camping and water sports. The people here bring us back to a time and place where being a neighbor meant something. - Jean and George Gunn, retired from Atlanta, Georgia


Hardin County can take some of the hassle out of your lifestyle visit. We have arranged discounts with select hotels and have coordinated VIP treatment for our visitors with participating development partners (subject to availability).


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Discover Tennessee Tour

Tennessee’s array of amenities will please any interest. Whether you enjoy a active lifestyle or prefer a more leisurely pace, Tennessee provides natural beauty, a mild climate, urban conveniences and rural peacefulness.

Contact us for your personal tour of a Retire TN county.

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