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The Enloe-Floyd Barn is located at The Mountain Farm Museum on U.S. 441 adjacent to the national park’s Oconaluftee Visitor Center, two miles north of Cherokee. The site is open year-round

The barn is the only museum building original to the site. It was part of the Joseph Enloe farm. The Enloe house, built in the 1880s, stood on the site now occupied by the Oconaluftee Visitor Center. In 1917 the Enloes sold their farm to the Floyds, a neighboring family. When the museum opened, the barn was initially left on its original site, about 30 yards from the present-day Visitor Center. It was moved to its current location within the museum complex in 1960.

Fifty feet wide and 60 feet long with a “shotgun” opening down the middle, the structure has several stalls and storage areas on each side of the long “hallway.” Upstairs there is a vast hayloft large enough to store a 2,500 square foot suburban home.

Thought to be a “Drover’s barn” it is similar to the cantilevered barn in having a large, overhanging, frame loft for hay storage In this case, the loft is supported by log piers. This structure is much bigger than most barns, for it served as a “cattle hotel”, a place where farmers could stable their herds for a night as they drove them off the mountains to market

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Comments

  • Sandy Woolard
    Sandy Woolardover 5 years ago

    Neat…like the tones used…Enjoyed reading the history!!!

  • vlblair
    vlblairover 5 years ago

    Great shot Gary…I’ve never heard of the museum,I’m going to have to check it out.

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 5 years ago

    It just amazes me that all of these old places are in such wonderful condition!

  • Bruce Moon
    Bruce Moonover 5 years ago

    Gary,
    you know where to find them! nice work!
    Bruce

  • Mar Silva
    Mar Silvaover 5 years ago

    Great history!
    Love the color choice!
    Great work Gary!

  • amarica
    amaricaover 5 years ago

    Well narated Gary, excellent work my friend!!!

  • John Edwards
    John Edwardsover 5 years ago

    A lovely shot with great tones

  • JohnMWright
    JohnMWrightover 5 years ago

    A great piece of history Gary, well captured and preserved by you in images and words.

  • © Jolie  Buchanan
    © Jolie Buchananover 5 years ago

    what a beautiful classic! wonderfully captured Gary

  • dc witmer
    dc witmerover 5 years ago

    excellent shot and treatment

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