Primitive Baptist Church

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Several churches punctuate the Cades Cove valley and the surrounding mountain landscape, eternal reminders of those who settled in these mountains and struggled daily to survive. Here, Primitive Baptist Church, built in 1827 and named in 1847 by the Cove's settlers to distinguish it from Baptists with other beliefs, catches the first rays of morning light. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.