Cades Cove Primitive
Baptist Church was organized in 1827. This is the oldest established
church in Cades Cove and was originally in a log building
until 1887. Names from most of the families who first settled in the cove
can be found in The graveyard behind the church; Oliver, Gregory's, Shields and more.
Noticing the dates infants deaths were not uncommon reminding us of some
of the difficulties of living in those times.