Cherokee History in Vonore; Sequoyah, Fort Loudoun, Tanasi, and Chota

Countless Overhill Cherokee towns are buried under water in East Tennessee. The history of this region and its native people is still full of mysteries and surprises even after decades of extensive archaeological projects. The modern town of Vonore is a historically and culturally-rich, prominent archaeological site just a few miles south of Historic Loudon,…

Cove Lake State Park

Cove Lake State Park is one of Tennessee’s 12 State Parks and it is located in Caryville, less than 30 miles north of Knoxville. The land may be ancient but the man-made Cove Lake is the result of the New Deal Caryville Dam Project that began back in the 1930s. Nearly 700 acres on the…