Noah “Bud” Ogle was a Smoky Mountain farmer who lived from 1863 to 1913. The cabin was built in the 1880’s and consists of two cabins sharing a single chimney, known as a “saddlebag” style. The Ogle farm is the first stop on the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. From stoplight number 8 in Gatlinburg, head up to the top of the hill and bear left onto Cherokee Orchard Rd, entering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Ogle place will be just up the road on the right and before the road enters it’s one-way loop for the Motor Nature Trail. There is also a very nice short hike available along the Ogle Nature Trail, which begins just off the back porch!
The three Smoky Mountains photos on this page show the cabin in two seasons. The morning in October in the photo above when I set up my tripod between the cabin and barn, the autumn leaves were at the height of their color, and an early rain shower put a sparkle on the whole scene. The shots below are taken from almost the same location after a winter snow. In these images the browns and whites of the winter scene blend perfectly with the weathered logs of Bud’s cabin.
All of the Bud Ogle Cabin images are available in sizes up to 16×24, in both matted prints and framed. Details of sizes and pricing can be found on the How to Buy page.
When you visit the Smokies, please stop in and visit me to see the complete display of Smoky Mountains Photos at the William Britten Gallery along the historic Arts and Crafts Trail on Glades Rd. in Gatlinburg, TN.
Very nostalgic. Looks like up in the hills around Portsmouth, Ohio. Love the contrasts in season and colors.
MY MOTHER IS AN OGLE AND ALL OF MY KIN LIVES UP IN TENN SOUTH CAROLINA. AND ALL OVER THE WORLD ,I MY SELF AN A OGLE DESENT FROM MY MOTHER. MY MOTHER IS CHEROKEE INDIAN,AND I AM ALSO CHEROKEE INDIAN PLUS IRISH AND GERMAN, WHAT A COMBINE NATION HA,I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT MY OGLE FAMILY IF YOU PLEASE WRITYE TO ME AT WANDA FAYE PEFFLY GUNDERSEN AT 942 CABLE ROAD, WALESKA GA 30183. I AM OUT OF TIME RIGHT KNOW OF MY CELL PHONE 470-422-5450.THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WANDA
I would like to use your picture of the old cabin on a website for our family history on our people who lived in the Smokey Mountains. Our family names are McPheeters, Inman, Gowan, McDowell etc. It is a lovely picture.
I have visited Ogle cabin twice and took photographs. Once in winter and once in spring. I am an artist and painted pictures of this wonderful cabin. The last visit, 2005, I stayed for a couple of hours taking photographs, and was shocked when they were developed, to see orbs, on side of house and a ghostly, white face, on the tree next to the house! Also one picture showed something like a small, stature on ground beside back steps! Has anyone had this happen in pictures taken, or seen anything. ? Thanks, Ann Tanner
My dad was raised in a State Orphanage in Nashville.He told us stories of his family in Union City Tn. But also talked about his family being from the East Tn. Where can I find more on info. on the Ogle family before Gatlinburg? Hope to be making a trip up soon. I will stop in and say hi.
Ann Tanner, I would love to contact you about your pictures. firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m an Ogle!! My GG Grandmother is Mary Minerva Clementine McCamish and she married William Ogle.
Just saw this website – too cool. My dad’s beloved grandma was an Ogle – Lucinda Ogle, who married a Fisher and had eight kids. I am sure we are all some sort of cousin to some degree 😉