In October 2009, a group of neighbors organized an experimental "9 Miles of Yard Sales" community yard sale. The goal was to attract shoppers to Ridgeview Road in the Corryton, TN area by coordinating yard sales on the same day--just like a subdivision yard sale--except along a nine-mile route consisting of two connecting roads, Ridgeview and Clapps Chapel Road.
The first sale was held on an unseasonably cold, rainy Saturday in October. Despite the weather, customer traffic exceeded everyone's expectations and an event was born!
Since then, the 9 Mile Community Yard Sale has evolved into a two-day event (though some neighbors sell only on one day) held twice a year. The "9 Mile" continues to grow with participants on adjoining roads and throughout the Corryton community, as well.