Coker Creek lies high in the southern Appalachian mountains completely surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest in Southeast Tennessee—just 2 miles from the North Carolina Line. Tellico Mountain lies to the north, Farner Mountain to the south, Unicoi Mountain to the east, and Cataska Mountain to the west. There are homes and businesses, 11 grave yards, 9 churches, and many hiking trails and artisan shops. The area is known for its trout fishing and the mountains are laced with rhododendron, laurel, ferns and the many species of trees native to this area. Gold was discovered here long before the California 49ers headed west.