It could be 1817 instead of 2017 and you couldn’t tell the difference. Time stands still here in Cades Cove. The horses still gallop in the field, the water still runs through the creek and the old homestead is still standing. Yes, the Dan Lawson Place is still here. There is a main house, a stable and a couple of small buildings that might have been used as a smokehouse or corn crib. The wood is still sturdy and the chimney was made of brick which was rare for pre-civil war times. Here are more details about the property.
It’s quiet here, real quiet. The only sound you hear in the field is the occasional cricket or the breeze. The horses are gentle and will pose for your camera. They are available for a ride or would appreciate a good petting. They won’t win any awards for speed but Cades Cove is not for sprinters.
Life is slow here, real slow. The Baptists built their church in 1887, while the Methodists erected theirs in 1902. Being inside the churches isn’t much different than standing outside in Cades Cove. The valley is a cathedral of nature. Stop on by when you get the chance. It’ll probably look pretty much the same when you get here.
Have you visited Cades Cove or Great Smoky Mountains National Park? What was your experience like?
Here is a link to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park website