The Culture

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Wears Valley CultureMost, if not all, citizens of Wears Valley belong to the modern Southern culture you see throughout East Tennessee today, but our blood is still rich with the generations of those who came before us. What we do, what we sell, what we breathe and what we live is our culture and heritage, as it is just as much alive to us today as it was for our predecessors centuries ago!

We are part of the Appalachian culture through and through. Our community is about 6 miles long and 4 miles wide. Our mountains are Pine Mountain, Cove Mountain, Hatcher Mountain, Bench Mountain, Little Round Top, and Mount LeConte.

Culture of Wears ValleyAlthough we are a thriving valley and continue to build more and more as the months go on, we strive to always keep true to our core values as a mountain society. We offer our rooms, houses, restaurants, stores and community as an alternative to the tourism-driven Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. We love visitors, but we’re not bringing them in by building water parks and arcades. Our tourism is and always has been our Great Smoky Mountains National Park, our mountain folk arts, crafts, and hospitality, and the dignity and decency of keeping life and the nature around us simple and clean.

Read about Wears Valley History Here.

Our schools are Wearwood Elementary, the Wears Valley Ranch, and Townsend Elementary. As we are a highly Christian community, we have many churches in the area such as Wears Valley First Baptist, Church of the Cove, Covenant Community Church, Wears Valley United Methodist and more. Christ is alive in the Smokies and we live through his word everyday.

If any of this sounds good to you, than we invite you to visit us any time of the year that you can. We’ll treat you with the same Southern hospitality that we’ve received while we’ve lived here in the Great Smoky Mountains!

Read about Wears Valley History Here

Come, Discover, Enjoy and Remember Wears Valley.  In our valley…..Less is always More.