Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetary. Smokey Mountain National Park Tennessee. The church was organized June 16, 1867 and has been preserved.

In the cemetery lie Olivers, Gregorys, Shields, Anthonys and other who first populated the Cove. You may wander among the graves, but not on them! Notice the different kinds of stones, the infant burials and other hints of life as it once was here.

I have never in my life been to a place so secluded and so full of history. If you vacation to Tennessee, a visit to the One- Way loop that skirts the bottom of the mountain and stretches across the valley floor of Cades Cove is a must. It is full of beauty, wildlife, and history. I left feeling like I had seen something I will never see anywhere else on the planet.

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