Historic Markers Across Tennessee

An Early Mountain Community

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Location: in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, near the Cades Cove Visitor Center, Townsend, TN
County: Blount
Coordinates: N 35° 35.111    W 083° 50.597
  35.58518333    -83.84328333
Waymark: None


In the early 1900s family farms covered the valley. Self-sufficiency was the rule in those days, but most people made use of the mill, the country store, and the blacksmith shop. The buildings assembled here represent part of a typical mountain community.