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Palmer Chapel in Cataloochee Autumn Leaves

Palmer Chapel in Cataloochee Autumn Leaves

The Palmer Chapel in Cataloochee, Great Smoky Mountains National Park set among brilliant fall foliage. This shot is from the “street” side of the current road but is actually the rear of the structure.

Front Side Palmer Chapel Cataloochee

Front Side Palmer Chapel Cataloochee

This photo is actually the front side of the Palmer Chapel in Cataloochee Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The original road in the valley was on this side of the church. You can still follow the trace of the early roadway. The Ola post office was located a short way East from this spot.

Historic Structures in Cataloochee

Little Cataloochee Baptist Church
Little Cataloochee Baptist Church

Historic Structures in Cataloochee

Cataloochee is one of those places in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that takes a little extra effort to get there, but once you do for the first time it is a place that you will return to again and again.

Like Cades Cove in Tennessee, Cataloochee in North Carolina offers wildlife viewing opportunities combine with the relics of recent anthropology of human settlers in the area. Although many structures were razed at the time the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was established, some were preserved as a testament to the people that once called this valley home. Continue reading

Little Cataloochee Baptist Church Steeple

Little Cataloochee Baptist Church Steeple

Detail of the steeple of the Little Cataloochee Baptist Church in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Elk Cow Palmer Chapel Cataloochee

Elk Cow Palmer Chapel Cataloochee

This elk cow is browsing near the Palmer Chapel in Cataloochee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Cataloochee is an excellent spot for viewing elk and other wildlife. In addition, there are several historic structures to explore.

Cades Cove Methodist Church

Cades Cove Methodist Church

The Cades Cove Methodist Church from Rich Mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

More about Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church

Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church

Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church and cemetery in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a popular draw for mountain history aficionados.

More about Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Little Cataloochee Trail Smoky Mountains

The Little Cataloochee Trail in the great Smoky Mountains National Park offers a look at a different time and place in history.

Getting there requires a little extra time and effort but this trail offers so much that it is worth the trouble.

The Little Cataloochee Baptist Church

The Little Cataloochee Baptist Church

The Little Cataloochee Baptist Church in the Great Smoky Mountains requires a pleasant two-mile hike to get there, the it’s worth the trouble. One of my favorite places in the park.

Little Cataloochee Baptist Church

Little Cataloochee Baptist Church

It’s a pleasant hike to the Little Cataloochee Baptist Church but well worth the effort. It’s a wonderfully peaceful spot surrounded by the forest.

Palmer Chapel in Cataloochee

Palmer Chapel in Cataloochee

The Palmer Chapel is a popular destination in Cataloochee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is easily accessible with plenty of parking available.