Visiting

Due to Cades Cove’s popularity as The Great Smoky Mountain National Park’s most compelling attraction, some tips are helpful in planning your trip. Wildlife viewing is almost a given if you tour Cades Cove in the early morning just after sunup or late in the afternoon towards sundown. For your convenience, please note that over 2 million visitors come to the Smoky Mountain’s Cades Cove each year and many of them are aware...

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Becky Cable

The culture and times of the Cades Cove settlement dictated that all members of the family produce both for themselves and the family. Children were trained as soon as they were old enough to perform chores and worked in the family business when they were not in school. A family business, such as Becky Cable’s was usually a farm or store but could be some other enterprise. In Cades Cove, even the girls worked in the fields of...

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Smoky Mountain Skillet Corn Bread
Aug21

Smoky Mountain Skillet Corn Bread

Smoky Mountain Skillet Corn Bread Print Recipe Cuisinesouthern Servings Prep Time 4 people 10 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Servings Prep Time 4 people 10 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Smoky Mountain Skillet Corn Bread Print Recipe Cuisinesouthern Servings Prep Time 4 people 10 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Servings Prep Time 4 people 10 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Ingredients 2 cup self-rising corn meal less 2 Tbs 2 cup buttermilk 1...

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Sorghum Mill

In the Great Smoky Mountains the settlers had several sources of sweetener including maple syrup, honey and maple sugar. Besides these was a very dark sweet syrup called molasses. To the Smoky Mountain pioneers molasses was pretty good especially on corn bread with a little butter. The sorghum mill was the means by which the molasses was made in the Cades Cove. Molasses begins as sorghum cane which is stripped of leaves and then fed...

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Elijah Oliver Place

Deep in the Smokies nestled in Cades Cove, the Elijah Oliver cabin, smokehouse, corn crib, springhouse and barn provided a cozy environment for this branch of the Oliver family. Elijah was the son of John and Luraney and was born in the original Cades Cove cabin in 1824. It was there Elijah grew into a young man and married. He eventually brought his bride to the site where they built the Smokies cabin that bears his name. Elijah...

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