Cosby, once the
"Moonshine Capital" of the world, features the second largest
campground and trailhead in the Smoky Mountains and offers a secluded
entrance into the National Park. The states oldest festival, the Cosby
Ramp Festival, attracts thousands of visitors each May that come to enjoy
great music, food and family fun! Outdoor adventures lurk around every
corner with biking, golfing, swimming, kayaking, whitewater rafting,
horseback riding, hiking and camping. For a complete list of happenings in
the area, see our Cosby
in Cosby include bed and
breakfasts, campgrounds and cabin rentals with
hotels and motels in Newport, just minutes away. If you're looking for a
romantic inn or a truly rustic cabin in the woods, Cosby has several vacation rentals
to choose from.
famous for the old Stokely Brothers and Company, now Con Agra, which began
canning tomatoes in the 1900's and played a vital role in the economic
history of the city. Other notables include the Newport Milling Company
and the Cocke County Memorial Building.
Tennessee's third oldest town, is home to the Natural bridge known as the
"Big Oven" and the Swaggerty Fort. Built in 1787, the fort is one of only
two structures of it's kind in the state that remains standing.
over an ever-flowing stream, the fort was self-sufficient and
housed frontiersmen while protecting them from hostile Indians.
Today, the stream still supplies two homes nearby with fresh
the way it did in the early 1800's and 1900's, Del Rio is packed with more
than 200 years of history. Visit the historic Ebenezer Mission, the
original "Christy" mission site and see the boarding house
Christy stayed in and the Ebenezer Church, still standing and housing the
original church bell, dating back well before the turn of the century.
for its whitewater rafting, is home to 12 rafting companies that can guide
you through the Cherokee National Forest and challenging rapids along the
Scenic Pigeon River. Fishing, hunting and horseback riding are also quite
popular in the area.