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Townsend Missy Tipton Green

Townsend

Missy Tipton Green

Published May 5th 2014
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Kindle Edition
131 pages
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Situated in Tuckaleechee Cove, one of several “limestone windows” on the northern base of the Smoky Mountains, is Townsend, Tennessee, also known as the “Peaceful Side of the Smokies.” Native Americans were the first inhabitants of Tuckaleechee Cove.MoreSituated in Tuckaleechee Cove, one of several “limestone windows” on the northern base of the Smoky Mountains, is Townsend, Tennessee, also known as the “Peaceful Side of the Smokies.” Native Americans were the first inhabitants of Tuckaleechee Cove. By the time the first Europeans arrived in the late 18th century, the Cherokee villages had been abandoned. In the 1880s, the lumber industry was in full swing thanks to two key innovations: the band saw and the logging railroad. With the coming of industrialization, the isolated farming community of Tuckaleechee Cove was transformed in the bustling mill town of Townsend. In 1894, E.J. Kinzel started a mountain retreat in Tuckaleechee Cove, which in later years turned into a mountain hotel with two healing mineral springs.