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CELINA-Our town of about 1,500 may be best known for being one of the gateways to Dale Hollow Lake, but there's a lot more than that going on in this heritage-rich community.


This town, like many others, has seen its share of change through the decades.  At different times, it's been a bustling river town, the home of a highly-respected boarding school, the center of a heavy concentration of industry, and the gateway to the pristine lake located nearby.


Now, we like to call it a great place to live, work and play.


It’s not clear who coined the phrase “The Great Outdoors,” but we have that in abundance in Celina and Clay County. Celina is the southern gateway to Dale Hollow Lake, and the abundance of outdoor activities that happen on and around that body of water, but the area abounds with other things to do in the Great Outdoors.


In fact, Dale Hollow only scratches the surface when it comes to outdoor activities in the Celina area. Outdoor activities in the area include wildlife viewing and hunting, Native American artifact searching, camping, all kinds of water-related activities (in addition to the lake), hiking, and one rustic sport found only in this immediate area.


But let’s not forget our jewel of a lake. Dale Hollow has unsurpassed beauty, world-class fishing, houseboating, water sports of all kinds, and many others. Dale Hollow is the home of the world-record smallmouth bass, and the lake is always ranked among the top houseboating destinations in the U.S.


Visit us for a day, a weekend or a longer stay. You’ll find out why Clay County is a great place to live, work and play.


















Why pick Us

  • Three Star

  • Tennessee Downtowns


  • Edge Trekker

  • ACCT

  • TVA

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The state of Tennessee recognizes the importance of successful community development best practices and its impact on sustaining economic growth.
The Three-Star program helps rural and urban Tennessee communities achieve excellence in community development by emphasizing foundational steps and targeting community strengths to improve quality of life and grow jobs.
The program sets high standards and incentives like no other state-run program in the nation. It helps communities focus on their strengths and address areas of concern to better prepare their area for economic growth.
The Three-Star program is an important component of the state’s economic strategy that helps communities set strategic goals that will truly make a difference today and well into the future.


For decades, a bustling downtown was the social, cultural and financial lifeblood of communities across America. With today’s interstates spidering through land that used to be thought of as “out there,” Main Street’s shops and diners, once filled with familiar faces, have been competing with big box stores and parking decks in sprawling bedroom communities. Here in Tennessee, we’re not ready to let downtown become a memory. Tennessee joins a growing national movement to improve the business climate in America's traditional downtowns. Main Street works with these communities to provide technical assistance, training and guidance to improve the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of traditional commercial districts. The “Main Street Approach to Revitalization”™ guides communities to develop strong, broad-based local organizations and to create a road map for implementation and management of the revitalization process.

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MTIDA Services
 The Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association is an economic development agency founded by the electric cooperative and municipal power systems in Middle Tennessee. Guided by a board of directors, MTIDA represents and promotes industrial development in 38 Middle Tennessee counties, stretching from the Kentucky border to the Alabama state-line. The steady growth of the area's population attests to the viability of the region. We provide plant location services in cooperation with the State of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Tennessee Valley Authority, and the Tennessee Valley Industrial Development Association. We maintain continuous contact with local Chambers of Commerce, railroad industrial development departments, realtors, banks, and industrial development boards that service this area.

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Edge Trekker is an online platform for exploring the many things to do in Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau region. It is a platform for the creation and sharing of trips and it is a part of the Alliance for the Cumberlands' effort to build a nation-wide interest in the Cumberland Plateau region. The Alliance for the Cumberlands is a partnership of public and private organizations unified in their commitment to promote and conserve the Cumberland Plateau and Mountain region. We have a very diverse membership and we invite you to visit the Alliance Web site to learn more about our organization, our membership, and our mission at Edge Trekker was made possible with a grant from USDA Rural Development, Tennessee Department of Tourism Development and numerous other private foundations and donations from tourism stakeholders in the Cumberlands.

Appalachian Coal Country TeamThe mission of the ACCT is to assist rural communities impoverished by environmental degradation and its consequences in making their home-place-watersheds healthier places to live and work. The ACCT is supported by an innovative partnership among the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), concerned with environmental reclamation; AmeriCorps VISTA, concerned with poverty; and by local community improvement/watershed groups. The ACCT began placing determined, college-trained men and women for a year of service in rural mining communities in 2001. OSM/VISTAs work directly with community members to build local capacity, encourage environmental stewardship, enhance outreach and education, engage in economic development and assist in the professional development of OSM/VISTAs and their sponsoring organizations. With its Support Office in Beckley, WV, the ACCT works throughout seven Appalachian states (Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia) and is sponsored by the Citizens Conservation Corps of West Virginia.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.


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