37 Miles to Beautiful
Take U.S. 11 North
This Rock City barn is located at the entrance to Sequoyah Caverns.
Clark Byers was the painter of Rock City barns for a few decades. When he retired from life on the road, his next venture was to open up Sequoyah Cavers as a tourist attraction.
The cave is located on property known as the Ellis Homestead, where the family that has been living here since 1843 continues to farm on the grounds while they greet visitors. Byers, who I suppose still loved to paint, posted a dual message on the family barn. On one side is a simple message letting motorists know exactly where the caverns are located. On the other side, I suppose is a free plug for his former employers, suggesting you see another tourist attraction just a few miles up the road when your visit here is over.
I don't know if this is permanently gone, or if it was just open on this day where you can't see it, but when this was originally painted, across the botton was another message with a painting of Sequoyah and inside an arrowhear pointing to the right pointed the entrance only 200 yards away.