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Cosby is a small unincorporated community located in both Cocke and Sevier counties with a population of around 5,200. Being a valley in in the Smoky Mountains, Cosby was once hunting grounds for the Cherokee.
Nobody really knows how Cosby got its name, some suggest that it was named after Jonathan Cosby a local trapper and distiller. Others claim it was named after Dr. James Cozby, a Revolutionary War veteran and friend of John Sevier. The name was first recorded in 1838 in the minutes of a church meeting.
Cosby began as a farming and logging community with a lumber few mills. Some made a living by collecting and selling mountain resources like ginseng. Others made their money by distilling liquor... starting the moonshine run in the Smoky Mountains during the 1920's. Moonshine became one of the largest commodities in the area resulting in family feuds and a bad reputation from locals living in surrounding areas.
While (legal) moonshine is still a large revenue stream for Cosby, the economy is mostly supported by tourism. Many visitors travel through Cosby on their way to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or the Foothills Parkway.
Cosby is located in a beautiful valley nestled in the Smoky Mountains. With a small town vibe and country living, it is no wonder people choose to live and vacation here. There are multiple motels, cabins, and family-owned restaurants that serve country cooking. When visiting Cosby, you encounter a true Appalachian culture.
One of the biggest attractions in Cosby is the Cosby Campground. This is a more primitive style campground, with few RV spots, so the atmosphere is more laid back. Many visitors prefer this campground because it isn't as crowded and has easy access to many hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Cosby schools are provided by the Cocke County School System with Cosby Elementary School, Cosby High School, and Smoky Mountain Elementary School. Another school in the area, Jones Cove Elementary is serviced by the Sevier County School System.
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