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Near Gatlinburg in Sevier County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Quite a Social Place

 
 
Quite a Social Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2021
1. Quite a Social Place Marker
Inscription.  It was quite a social place… people lived there and they took their fine clothes… they served food down at the Appalachian Club three times a day, but a night, and especially on Saturday night… they would dress up and have dinner and a dance. They had an orchestra, and they would have a regular social time on Saturday night…
—Josephine Mayo, former Appalachian Club Member

The Appalachian Club hosted annual gatherings on the Fourth of July and Labor Day. Other social activities included card games, board games, bingo, and weekly dances — accompanied by the jukebox, an orchestra, or a live band comprised of the members’ children. This photo, taken ca. 1917, shows club members on the porch of the original clubhouse.
 
Erected by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
 
Location. 35° 39.245′ N, 83° 34.9′ W. Marker is near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in Sevier County

Marker detail: Appalachian Clubhouse Patio image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Appalachian Clubhouse Patio
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. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Jakes Creek Road B and Little River Road. Marker is mounted on the east side of the Appalachian Clubhouse building. Access to Jakes Creek Road B and Little River Road is via Elkmont Road, about 4½ miles west of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Sugarlands Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gatlinburg TN 37738, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Appalachian Club (here, next to this marker); Appalachian Clubhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Elkmont Historic District: Appalachian Club (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daisy Town's Eclectic Architecture (about 400 feet away); Back to Nature (about 500 feet away); Rare Mountain Forest (about 600 feet away); Spence Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wonderland Hotel (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gatlinburg.
 
Regarding Quite a Social Place. The Appalachian Clubhouse is a contributing property in the Elkmont Historic District, National Register of Historic Places #94000166.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Elkmont Historic District
 
Quite a Social Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2021
3. Quite a Social Place Marker
(marker mounted on east side of Appalachian Clubhouse building)
The Appalachian Clubhouse image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2021
4. The Appalachian Clubhouse
(marker is mounted on east [porch] wall)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 27, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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