HUNTSVILLE — Scott County Commission Monday night voted 12-0 to establish an Adventure Tourism district, and approved a nine-member committee to develop a plan for the promotion of adventure tourism and outdoor recreation activities in Scott County.

And, by so doing, Scott County could be one of the first to submit its application to the state under guidelines established by the Tennessee Adventure Tourism and Rural Development Act of 2011. The deadline for submission of the district plan is April 15.

The initial AT district boundary, as outlined on a rough drawing of parcels in the center of Scott County by County Mayor Jeff Tibbals, stretches from U.S. 27 on the west to Norma Road on the east, and from Baker Highway on the north, to Brimstone road on the south, encompassing the property of both Brimstone Recreational Area and Trails End Campground.

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