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  Posted: July 31, 2019      Views: 19

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The Great Smokey Mountains most popularly visited attraction
"Cades Cove" by Brett Matthew West

You may be wondering why I haven't been active on this site for the last month. I signed some new Freelance Writing contracts that will require I spend some time away from FanStory going forward. Because of this, a portion of my future writings will be made available on my Brett West Gazette blog on

Below is a draft of an article for submission to a client who contracted for one of this nature. Notice the play on words? I thought I would share it with those who may be interested. It is about hiking the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. In particular, Cades Cove, and is formatted as the client wants it to be.



Many popular tourist attractions such as the Cades Cove Valley, the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Mount Le Conte, the Mount LeConte Lodge, The Place of a Thousand Drips Waterfall, Clingman's Dome, Gatlinburg, Grotto Falls, Rainbow Falls, and Fontana Lake are offered by the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.


With more than 850 miles of hiking trails including the Sugarland Mountain Trail, the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, the Alum Cave Trail, and a portion of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, the Great Smokey Mountains National Park is the most often visited one in the United States.


Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and Cherokee, North Carolina host main park entrances for the vast 522,419 acre United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's World Heritage Site that features 16 mountains more than 6,000 feet tall.


Ten thousand varieties of animals and plants call the park their home. Many of these can be observed in the Cades Cove Valley, the singlemost popular tourist attraction in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Cades Cove possesses a one lane, 26-mile long trail, and boasts several well preserved homesites from the early 1800s.


The Noah "Bud" Ogle homestead contains a saddlebag cabin. This type is constructed using two single-pen cabins connected by one fireplace. A rarity in the Cades Cove region. Two unique claims to fame of this farm are the site has the last remaining four-pen barn in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park and the last surviving operational tub, or grist mill. These were used to turn cereal grains into flour.


Prominent historic sites in Cades Cove are the John Oliver cabin that was built in 1822 by the first permanent European settler in the cove. The Myers barn that was built in 1920, the 1868-built John Cable grist mill, and the Becky Cable house, that served as the 1887 General Store, can also be seen.

In addition, there are the 1895-built Henry Whitehead cabin that housed the cove's moonshiners, the 1840s-built Dan Lawson cabin, the home of the wealthiest resident of Cades Cove, and the 1880s-built Tipton homestead that belonged to descendants of the Revolutionary War soldier William "Fighting Billy" Tipton. He was renown for his actions in the siege of Savannah.

Two other National Register of Historic Places located in Cades Cove are the 1880s-built Carter Shields cabin, and the 1866-built Elijah Oliver dogtrot cabin. For those who do not know, a dogtrot cabin contains two log homes connected by a breezeway.


Three historic churches also dot the panoramic landscape of Cades Cove: the Primitive Baptist Church of 1827, the 1902 Cades Cove Methodist Church, and the 1915 Cades Cove Missionary Baptist Church.


Gregory Cave was the only cave in the park ever developed as a commercial cave.

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Old Log Home, by alaskapat, selected to complement my article.

So, thanks alaskapat, for the use of your picture. It goes so nicely with my article.
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