The legend of Bucksnort, Tennessee is murky, at best.
Located off I-40 at Exit 152 you will find Rudy’s Restaurant and a gas station.
The actual town of Bucksnort has been bisected by I-40 when the highway was built years ago. After taking the exit and follow the road passing Rudy’s Restaurant there will be a dirt road, named Bucksnort Road, that will take you to what little is left of the residential area. A couple of occupied homes.
The restaurant and gas station is all you will see from the highway that is of any interest.
The moonshine business was quite active in the 1880’s. Seems a man named Buck sold his homemade brew and people would say “Let’s go to Buck’s for a snort”. As people often do the whole phrase was condensed down to “Bucksnort” and it stuck.
According to Wikipedia the town was mentioned in an episode of The Nanny as being a flight layover before traveling on.
Don’t plan any flights with a layover in Bucksnort, Tennessee. There is not an airport near there. Except a possible crop duster’s hangar and airfield.
One other fact I learned. The Bucksnort area is/was one of the major moonshine distribution hubs between Memphis and Nashville.
Just thought you’d like to know.