Known by the residents
simply as The Home, The Cheneworth Gap Retirement Center gets
its name from the nearby gap in Beaver Ridge where State Route
62 encounters its first significant barrier in its westward journey
between Knoxville and Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Seen here in 1978, meandering Grassy Creek
shares the gap with the roadway and provides a pleasant fishing
spot for some of the residents on warm days. The late Reverend
Sebastian Peavey used to skinny dip here as often as he could
get away until that unfortunate incident with the undercover
The Home has a varying number of residents
with a great variety of life experiences and personalities. They
are mostly retirees, and many have colorful pasts.
The Times-Picayune and World Observer
is their voice to both communicate with the rest of the world
and to keep up with the scheduled events that make Cheneworth
one of the most dynamic living experiences in the Eastern United
States. In these pages you will meet some of our friends and
get to read some of their stories.
Please visit often. The site will be changing
as new material is added. Classes are forming now for those
residents who have shown an interest in maintaining blogs (if
we can get them off Facebook). It is an exciting time here at