Richwoods: A Lost Community in the National Park

TitleRichwoods: A Lost Community in the National Park
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsBest, Betty Boone
MagazineSmoky Mountain Historical Society Newsletter
Issue Number2
Date Publishedsummer
SubjectsAbrams Creek, Chilhowee Mountain, Houses, Land tenure, Park development -- Mountain people, Personal narratives

An extensive description of the history, development, residents, lifestyle, buildings, and locations of the community known as Richwoods, or Richest Woods, located near Happy Vally. Includes eight photographs of people and buildings, a map marked with the locations of family homesteads, and pertinent excerpts of Blount County deeds. It refers to the cover photo, where the same people are photographed twice, through double-exposures.


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