Still in the Cataloochee Valley, we traveled to the end of the road and parked. The old home of Jonathan Woody was still another mile ahead of us. The sun was setting but we thought that we still had plenty of time to hike there and back again.
On our way we came to a huge tree that had fallen across the old road bed. We climbed over and continued until we came to a foot bridge crossing Big Creek. The recent rains had caused the water to rise to the point that it was now consuming our road bed. Still determined to reach our destination, we began bushwhacking our way beside the road attempting to stay on the higher ground. Finally we arrived at another footbridge which crossed yet another creek. We were so glad to arrive at the Woody place. We quickly toured the grounds and the house, and then headed back to the car.
Jonathan Woody entered Cataloochee before the Civil War, moved out for a while, and returned around 1866.
The home began as a one-room log cabin. By the early 1900 it became necessary to enlarge the small cabin. The framed additions, including several bedrooms, porches, and a kitchen, were built from 1901-1910.