OLIVER REUNION 

(Late 1940’s-1951)

Primitive Baptist Church, Cades Cove, TN

Far Left:  Elijah Oliver’s Daughter, Elizabeth (Bette) Oliver (1863-1951) married Nathaniel Abbott.  Bette was 88 when she passed away.

That’s the original chicken wire table we use today for our Sunday Lunch Southern Meal.

Elijah Oliver's Daughter: Elizabeth Oliver (1863-1951) married Nathaniel Abbott

2019 Oliver Reunion Memories

Images Courtesy of Teresa Treadway

2018 Oliver Reunion Memories

Images Courtesy of Teresa Treadway

Cades Cove Olivers

Every labor day weekend, descendants of the Oliver family in Cades Cove come together to remember their heritage. We begin our weekend with a trip to the Cove! The family meets at the Primitive Baptist Church for worship, fellowship, and some good ole fashion story telling. This day is a great time to visit your specific ancestor’s old cabin home or just explore the Great Smoky Mountain National park. The next day we gather at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, Townsend, TN. We have a speaker and a lot of great family time. This would be the time to pick the brains of the people that made this all happen. Oh, and eat some delicious fixins. 

 

…to The 85th Oliver Reunion
09. 04. 2021 and 09. 05. 2021

When

Cades Cove Olivers

SATURDAY, SEPT. 4, 2021

11:00 am – 12:00 noon, Family Fellowship at the Primitive Baptist Church, Cades Cove, TN

Cades Cove Olivers

SUNDAY, SEPT. 5, 2021

9:30 am to 2:00 pm Cades Cove Oliver Reunion, Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Townsend, TN

Cades Cove Olivers

The Venue

Saturday, 09. 04. 2021

The Primitive Baptist Church, Cades Cove, TN

On the loop road in Cades Cove, TN.  Sit in the pews your ancestors worshipped at. Sing from the hymnals.  Walk thru the final resting place of your ancestors. See the handprints in the wood ceiling where they built this phenomenal house of worship.  The Cades Cove Loop opens at 10:00, so get there early.  
Primitive Baptist Church

Primitive Baptist Church, Cades Cove, TN

Sunday, 09. 05. 2021

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Townsend, TN

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center is first and foremost a museum; a museum whose mission is to preserve, interpret and share the history and culture of the diverse peoples and Native American who have inhabited the Southern Appalachians including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and offers exhibitions and programs for educational and cultural enrichment.
 

Tennessee Historical Village

As you step back in time with your visit to the Heritage Center, you’ll have the opportunity to wander through our Historical Village.

The Historic Village is home to 13 historic buildings that have been furnished according to the period in which they were built. Some of these buildings were de-constructed, transported to the Heritage Center and then put back together for our guests to enjoy.  – Excerpts from www.gmsheritagecenter.org.

While visiting the Heritage Center, you’ll have the opportunity to view the Main Gallery, home to our Native Americans of East TN Collection and the East TN Mountain Culture exhibits. Also housed in the main building is the National Parks Gallery – A tribute to the five National Parks of East TN. Directly behind the main building is our Historic Village; a collection of historic buildings and barns brought to us from around the region. The Transportation Gallery showcases early modes of transportation from the East TN region.  – Excerpts from www.gmsheritagecenter.org.

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Townsend, TN
123 Cromwell Dr, Townsend, TN 37882

Absolutely.  In fact we encourage you to bring your whole family.  Children are our future.  Most of us have been coming to the reunion since we were quite young.

There are many places to stay around the Townsend area.  Hotel rooms, mountain cabins, campgrounds, etc.

Link to Lodging

Cades Cove Thompson-Brown Museum