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Cades Cove
About Cades Cove

About Cades Cove

Cades Cove is an isolated valley located in the Smoky Mountains.  In the 1700’s Cherokee Indians settled in Cades Cove and named it after Chief Kade. By the 1800’s, European settlers moved into Cades Cove populating the area with over 650 people. The Tennessee General Assembly passed a bill in the 1920’s which granted the Smoky Mountain National Park Commission the power to seize the properties in Cades Cove and make them apart of the national park. Today, visitors can see several of the original cabins and buildings that were once owned by the early settlers.

Historic Buildings and Cabins

Historic Buildings and Cabins

John Oliver Cabin - 1822
The first of the European Settlers.

Elijah Oliver Place - 1866
Elijah's first farm was destroyed during the Civil War.

Becky Cable House -1879
John Cable's spinster daughter owned this home.

Henry Whitehead Cabin - 1895
A family popular in the moonshine trade.

Dan Lawson's Place - 1840
Cades Cove wealthest resident - Mr. Lawson.

Tipton's Place - 1880
The Tipton's cabin was covered with paneling.

A Number of Church's:
Primitive Baptist - 1887
Methodist - 1902
Missionary Baptist - 1915

Double-Cantilever Barn
Very unique European designed barn.

Cades Cove Highlights

Cades Cove Highlights

11 Mile One Way Loop Road
Enjoy bicycling & hiking on Wednesdays & Saturdays (7am - 10am).

Visitor Center
Need information? Open Daily and has Restrooms.

Numerous Trails
Offers a 5 mile round trip to Abrams Falls and longer hikes to Thunderhead & Rocky Top.


Home to large amount of abundant Wildlife, including Black Bears and White Tail Deer.

Gregory's Cave
Check out this Cave and Bull Cave, the deepest in Tennessee!

Rich History
Learn about the Early Settlers, religion, Civil War, Prohibition, the Park, and more!



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