Wears Valley is a small community also known as Wears Cove. It runs parallel to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is a connecting point for may of the must visit towns near the Smokies. Although it is small in population, with under an estimated 7,000 residence, there is always plenty of things to do during your travels.
For vacationers and travelers alike Wears Valley is a must travel as it connects Townsend and the Smokies to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Cades Cove. A scenic drive through the Valley allows you to enjoy the peaceful setting and great Mountain views. Wears Valley is just minutes from The Highland Manor Inn in Townsend, making it a great place to stay during your vacation.
Wears Valley History
Originally Named “Crowson Cove” named after Aaron Crowson, the person to move and settle in the valley in 1792.
The name changed sometime around 1900 when Samuel Wear built a fort near the entrance of what we now know as Pigeon forge.
It is believed that early settlers were drawn to the area because of the abundance of limestone. Many early settlers believed that there was some health benefits to the limestone found in the springs in and around Wears Valley.
Wears Valley Shopping And Restaurants
As you drive Wears Valley Road you will find there are many things to do. Make sure to stop and visit the unique shops, antique stores and restaurants that make this community a great place to visit. Elviras Cafe, is a great place to enjoy a farm fresh breakfast and great cup of coffee. There is plenty of great places to stop and enjoy as you drive through. Drive slow and enjoy the views of the valley as you search for the next shop to visit.
Wears Valley Close To The Smoky Mountains
The Valley boarders the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The history and economy of this community are connected to that of the Smokies. For vacationers and those passing through, Wears Valley is a great place to rest, eat and shop. The valley is not just a beautiful place to visit but also connects all major tourist destinations. If you haven’t had the chance to check it out, Spring is the perfect time to do so. Check out this great hotel special and enjoy your stay minutes from the valley and The Smokies.