Big changes are underway for the cabins at historic Elkmont in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Funding is now in place to make progress on the plans unveiled in 2009 to preserve 19 cabins and destroy 55 others. Since those plans were announced, the Appalachian Clubhouse and Spence Cabin were restored in 2012 while
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A South Carolina man who pleaded guilty to the murder of a man last year inside the historic Smokemont Baptist Church in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison. During a hearing on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger ordered 23-year-old Forrest Dakota Hill, of Easley,
Numerous hazardous trees have to be removed causing the temporary closure of a nature trail and cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Noah Bud Ogle Nature Trail, Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and associated parking area along Cherokee Orchard Road will be closed for a few days. The closure will begin Tuesday, April
Fire destroys historic hotel annex in Smokies The former Wonderland Hotel annex in the Elkmont area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park burned to the ground Tuesday after the 8,600- The park fire management crew and the Gatlinburg Fire Department responded to the scene after a passer-by reported the fire at 7:15 a.m., according to the release.
A federal grand jury has issued an indictment in the murder of a man found dead inside a mountain church in March. Forrest Hill, 22, is now charged with first-degree murder. Authorities say he stabbed Tyler Gaddis to death on the night of March 29 in the doorway of Swain County’s Smokemont Baptist Church. The
Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers remind visitors that graffiti not only detracts from the natural beauty of the park, but can also permanently damage irreplaceable resources. Park resources including one of the best collections of log buildings in the eastern United States, backcountry hiking shelters, live trees, stone walls, bridges, and tunnels have all
A man who was found dead inside a historic church in Great Smoky Mountains National Park was stabbed 19 times, according to a medical examiner’s report. The body of Tyler Britton Gaddis, 25, of Whittier, was found inside Smokemont Baptist Church on March 29. The church, also known as Luftee Baptist Church, is off U.S.
The identity of the man found dead Sunday morning at the historic Smokemont Baptist Church in the Great Smoky Mountains has still yet to be released. FBI officials and the National Park Service are conducting the homicide investigation. A spokesperson for the FBI stated that, “The FBI responded to the scene and gathered evidence, which will
Reports say a man was found dead around 3:00 am Sunday morning inside the Smokemont Baptist Church. The historic church is located near the Cherokee entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The FBI is currently investigating the case and they say evidence is being examined to determine the cause of the death.
There are many historic pioneer structures remaining in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and most of them are well known and heavily visited. One lonely cabin remains somewhat hidden however and is a bit of a secret from many of the millions of visitors to the Great Smokies. This wonderful treasure is known as