John P. Cable Mill

In Cades Cove there were few sources of power which the frontiersman knew how to harness. One of those power sources was the water wheel such as drove the early grist mills. Cable Mill is one of those. The Smoky Mountains Natural History Association keeps Cable Mill running in Cades Cove to teach the Smoky Mountain visitor a little about life in the 1800’s. The mill is operated April-October. A handful of enterprising residents...

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Cades Cove Missionary Baptist Church
Aug15

Cades Cove Missionary Baptist Church

In Cades Cove as in the rest of the Smokies, Baptists were divided into camps of members who supported missionary work, temperance societies and Sunday schools and those that didn’t. Some thought there was no Biblical support for those things. In the end, a number of Cades Cove Baptists were eventually dismissed from the original Baptist church for their beliefs including Johnson Adams who was pastor. On May 15, 1841, Adams and...

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Cades Cove Methodist Church
Aug15

Cades Cove Methodist Church

This Cades Cove congregation also began modestly meeting in a log structure with a fire pit and dirt floor. As change came rather slowly in the Smokies, it took sixty two years to get a newer more modern building. In 1902 carpenter/pastor, John D. McCampbell built the pretty white frame structure which became the Cades Cove Methodist church. The buildings two front door design was common in the 1800’s in the Smokies and...

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5 Cades Cove Biking Tips To Improve Your Next Outdoor Adventure
Aug15

5 Cades Cove Biking Tips To Improve Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Make your next outdoor adventure one to remember by planning a fun and exciting Cades Cove biking tour. Not only does this give you a unique way to explore this beautiful area, it also allows you to enjoy a bit of exercise during your trip. To make sure you are prepared for your two-wheel journey, read through all of our Cades Cove biking tips below! 1. Pick the Perfect Time For us, there is not time that isn’t perfect to go biking in...

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10 Fun Facts About Your Favorite Cades Cove Wildlife: Black Bears
Aug15

10 Fun Facts About Your Favorite Cades Cove Wildlife: Black Bears

Cades Cove wildlife is one of the main reasons millions of visitors come to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park every year. Black bears are the staple figure of wildlife in the Smoky Mountains and people come from all over the world to try and take a glimpse of one of these majestic creatures. However, not many people know a lot about them besides that they are fuzzy and cute and hibernate in the winter.   Here are a few facts...

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