Webcam – Gatlinburg, Cobbly Nob, Pigeon Forge and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Welcome to the CobblyNobTN.com Webcam Page – Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

The village of Cobbly Nob is about 10 miles from downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee and about 15 miles from Pigeon Forge and the main entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its Sugarlands Visitor Center.

The ridges surrounding Cobbly Nob are among the highest in the Appalachian range.

Update! New, Updated Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Directories For You

We just added the following comprehensive directories for visitors to the Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge / Smoky Mountains.

Be sure and check out some of the information for cabin rentals and resorts – to find some amazing deals on lodging in this area – many with these kinds of views that we have here.

Cobbly Nob and Gatlinburg, Tennessee And The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Greenbrier Mountain, part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, rises to an elevation of about 4,600′.  The base of the mountain, where the golf course sits is at an elevation of about 1,300′.  This means that the mountain  is an elevation rise of about 3,300′ from its base.

Mountain Morning Coffee & Cloud Dance – Two Time Lapse Videos of Cobbly Nob From The Webcam Location

These are two short videos I took with a Canon HF-21 and a Canon T4i hi def camcorder and DSLR and compiled as time lapse.  Both show typical cloud dances that we often see above Greenbrier Mountain.  Both are best seen and enjoyed in hi def and full screen!

This was about 24 minutes of video that was then time lapsed compressed down to about 3 minutes using Sony Vegas Pro 9.

If you click Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you can see some of my photography of the magnificent scenery in the area.

Greenbrier Mountain – Your Smoky Mountains Indicator of Snow and Foliage Change

One of the purposes of the webcam is to provide folks an indication of the snow line in winter.  If you see snow about half way down the mountain, you have a good indication that snow throughout the Park hits around an elevation of 2,300′. 

Likewise, you can use the same approach to know where the fall foliage is peaking.  Usually, the colors start changing at the higher elevations so you can also tell when the color peaking is past and at what elevations to visit.  Also, the new growth in spring shows up at different times on the mountain.

There are a lot of variables that can change this some – for both snow and foliage changes – but it is still a pretty good indicator if you plan on a hike or other outing in the Smokies.

So, check out this webcam before your outing – and let Greenbrier Mountain be your guide!

The Surrounding Area – Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Knoxville, Tennessee

Bent Creek Golf Course, designed by three time Masters and British Open Championship Winner Gary Player is a par 72 course that opened in 1972. The front nine hugs the valley floor while the back nine offers a challenging mountain course.

A beautiful sparkling mountain stream meanders throughout the entire course making for a breathtaking contrast between water and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

 All of this – and a great view from Cobbly Nob!

Gatlinburg, only 10 miles from Cobbly Nob, is a mountain resort city in Sevier County, Tennessee, United States. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, Gatlinburg had a population of 3,828. The city is a popular vacation resort, as it rests on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along U.S. Highway 441, which connects Gatlinburg to Cherokee, North Carolina through the national park.

New, Updated Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Directories For You

We just added the following comprehensive directories for visitors to the Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge / Smoky Mountains.

Be sure and check out some of the information for cabin rentals and resorts – to find some amazing deals on lodging in this area – many with these kinds of views that we have here.

Maybe it is the economy, but I am amazed at how cheap some of these beautiful mountain cabins  deals are going for – and it seems that every rental company is using cut throat pricing to fill empty cabins.  Hope you can find a great deal – so you can come visit!

Greenbrier – The Mountain, The Area, The History

Greenbrier Pinnacle, a 7-mile (11 km) ridge descending from the western flank of Old Black westward to the Middle Fork valley, nearly closes off Greenbrier Cove entirely. Over a dozen streams flow north from the crest of the Pinnacle, each of them cutting narrow hollows with traces of fertile bottom land.

To the east is the Guyot massif, which rises to over 6,000 feet (1,829 m) for long stretches. To the west is the Le Conte massif, which culminates in a 6,593-foot (2,009 m) summit. The ridge immediately to the south connecting the two massifs, known as “the Sawteeth,” consists of a series of jagged, steep cliffs, the most well-known of which spans the northern face of Charlies Bunion.

The Cherokee were the first inhabitants of the Greenbrier area, and may have had a seasonal settlement at Porters Flat, near Greenbrier’s southern tip. As late as the early 20th century, residents of Greenbrier often referred to Porters Flat as “Indian Nation,” which may hearken back to its days as a Cherokee settlement.

Tourism and heavy logging led to increased demands from conservationists to protect the Great Smoky Mountains. A national forest was established by the Weeks Act of 1911, and in 1926, the Great Smoky Mountains Park Commission began buying up land for a national park.

While the residents of Greenbrier were displaced, many simply moved to the other side of the park boundary to Emert’s Cove and the Webb Mountain area. Two former Greenbrier residents, Conley Huskey and Glenn Cardwell, would eventually serve as the mayor of Pittman Center, just two miles (3 km) north of Greenbrier.

Dolly Parton – And Other Nearby Folks

Many members of the Parton family relocated to Locust Ridge, a hilly area between Pittman Center and Richardson Cove. The family’s most famous member, Dolly Parton (1946—), is the great-great-granddaughter of Benjamin Christenberry Parton. 

Descendants of other Greenbrier residents now operate a number of varying businesses along U.S. Route 321 between Gatlinburg and Cosby. One Whaley family would eventually be displaced three times by eminent domain— once when the NPS purchased their farm in Greenbrier, then again when the Tennessee Valley Authority purchased their land for the construction of Norris Dam, and a third time when their land was purchased in Oak Ridge for the Manhattan Project.

Come Back Often!

You are welcome to come back often and have another virtual tour of the Smoky Mountains! 

Bookmark this page (Type Control D) so you can check the scenery and the weather in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – see if the snow is falling or the leaves or at their peak.

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