Ducktown is a charming small mountain town located in Polk county Tennessee near the North Carolina Georgia border. Ducktown is also dubbed as the original home place of the Cherokee Nation. It is also home to the world famous Ocoee River which was the site for many of the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic games. When deciding between towns in the Blue Ridge Mountains, one benefit is the lack state income taxes. However this is countered by higher sales taxes.