Sevierville, located in the beautiful valley of the Forks of the Little Pigeon River, is the eighth oldest town in Tennessee. It was founded in 1795. Sevierville is named for John Sevier, the first governor of Tennessee, and Dolly Parton is Sevierville's most famous hometown girl.
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Sevierville is located between Asheville, North Carolina, and Knoxville, Tennessee, on Interstate 40 at exit 407. Sitting on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains next to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Sevierville is easily accessible by car or plane. It is less than one hour from Knoxville's McGhee Tyson Airport, with more than 100 commercial flights per day. The Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg Airport is only minutes away with a 5,500-foot runway which services small aircrafts including corporate jets. Both taxi and rental services are available. Call (865) 453-8393 for more information.
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There are over 13,000 residents in Sevierville and over 71,000 in Sevier County. Sevier County includes Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Pittman Center and surrounding communities.
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Sevierville has over 3,000 lodging facilities including campsites. Types of accommodations include secluded mountain cabins, modern condos, luxury hotels, water park hotels moderate family motels and RV parks. Sevier County provides lodging for approximately 40,000.
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Sevierville is fun. Our attractions range from museums featuring muscle cars and warbird aircraft to NASCAR themed go-kart tracks, underground cave tours, petting zoos and even interactive mini-golf courses. There is so much to see and do in Sevierville and helpful guides like the Sevierville Vacation Planner and the Sevierville Trip Planner can help you decide what to do while in the area.
Sevierville is entertaining. Six shows fill Sevierville’s two music theaters offering fun, family-friendly shows throughout the day and into the evening.
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Located in the heart of the best outlet, antique and craft shopping in the country, Sevierville is a shopper's paradise. From designer clothes and outlet stores to mountain crafts and flea markets, shoppers find a variety of treasures in Sevierville.
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Sevierville is home to a selection of excellent golf courses and is conveniently located near other top rated courses in the Great Smoky Mountains. The Sevierville Golf Club has now opened two new championship courses and features the River- a par 72 laid out along the (East prong or just the Little Pigeon River) and the Highland- a par 70 that winds through the lush hillsides. Both are beautiful, demanding and affordable.
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Sevierville is near beautiful Douglas Lake with excellent bass and crappie fishing - boat rentals available. Many fishing areas in the national park are full of trout and smallmouth bass. For more information on fishing, contact the Park Visitor Center at (865) 436-5615.
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Visiting the Great Smoky Mountains
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the country. There are 12 major hiking trails and nine self-guided trails. Maps of the trails may be obtained at the Park Visitor Center located at the park entrance.
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Festivals & Events
Sevierville is proud to sponsor some of the best festivals in the Great Smoky Mountains. Each year, we celebrate the beauty of the mountains and the history of our hometown.
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Home of Dolly Parton
A statue of Dolly sculpted by local artist Jim Gray decorates the lawn of Sevierville's courthouse, and Dolly herself unveiled the statue on May 2, 1987, while her proud parents looked on. In 1986, she opened her Dollywood entertainment park in neighboring Pigeon Forge. She comes home each April for the park's seasonal Grand Opening and makes several other appearances in the area during the year. Many of Dolly's family members still live in the Sevierville area, and several of them, including brother Randy, perform regularly at Dollywood.
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Sevierville is very proud of its downtown and historic town square. Years ago, at Temple's Feed Store, County Commissioner Jimmie Temple married over 15,000 couples next to his bags of feed and bedding plants. The feed store is no longer there but Temple continues to conduct marriage ceremonies downtown. A variety of wedding chapels call historic downtown home and so does the town's bus station which is located in Taulbee’s Restaurant. Sevierville's 108-year-old courthouse, located in the heart of downtown, is an excellent example of Victorian architecture. Built in 1895-96 for $22,000 and renovated in 1970-74 for $577,000, the
courthouse is a direct reflection of the care and pride residents put into keeping the hometown feeling alive in downtown Sevierville. The latest addition cost $500,000 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the courthouse stands proud with 13-inch thick brick walls and a foundation made of limestone hauled from the old McCown place, the site where Vulcan Materials Company now stands. The Seth Thomas Clock in the courthouse tower originally cost $1,353 plus $42.55 freight.
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