Meet the last residents to live inside the Cove 

Cades Cove is a national treasure in the Great Smoky Mountains 

But for some folks, it was home 

Rex Caughron is a 5th generation descendant of the first settlers 

He grew up in the Cove, spending summers herding cattle and sheep 

His father sold the land to the government when the national park was formed 

But he missed life in the mountains, so he negotiated a return 

Rex's father was the last resident in Cades Cove 

Learn more about the history of Cades Cove and what it was like to grow up there!