n the mid 1700’s, Scot- Irish immigrants after making a long and sometimes sorrowful journey, found themselves a reminder of their beloved homeland when they saw the rolling green mountains of Southern Appalachia. Over the course of the next century and a half, the community of Greenbrier was born. Through the valley flowed the pristine waters of the Little Pigeon River, with the head waters forming from many tributaries including the areas of Mt. Guyot, the Pinnacle, Ramsey Cascades and Porters Flats. Over 800 people lived in the general area now accessible by the Greenbrier entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, less than a half a mile east of the Gatlinburg City limits at Buckhorn. It was a thriving, yet isolated community with churches, schools, several stores, saw mills, a hotel and even a campground at one time. In the early 1920’s discussion began on the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Widespread logging in the Appalachia’s, including Greenbrier, was decimating the dense forests. In a historic and controversial move, the park was created and the process of buying the private property and removal of the once again displaced families began.