Tipton Place in Snow

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Tipton Place homestead was initially settled by Revolutionary War Veteran William “Fighting Billy” Tipton in the 1820s. Some 50 years later, this cabin was built by Bill's relative and Civil War Veteran Colonel Hamp Tipton where his two daughters, who taught school in the Cove, resided for years. Still intact, the cabin sits quiet on this snowy December morning. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.