The spring storms and tornados of 2011 devastated many areas of southeast Tennessee. As I scoured the Tennessee countryside on an unusually warm winter’s day cloud swirls screamed past and I wondered if I were soon to be caught in another spate of southern twisters. Charleston’s Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery is located on a slope nestled among rolling Tennessee hills on the extreme northeast Bradley County border less than 400 meters from the Hiawassee River.
I barely braved the torrents of rain sheeting toward the ground at 45 degree angles long enough to snap a few photographs. This is such a beautiful area of Tennessee, I wish I could have wandered around longer.