The Great Smoky Mountains National Park can be seen in the background behind the Sevier County Courthouse steeple.
Welcome to Sevierville, Tennessee
Considered by many to be the Gateway to the Smokies, the city of Sevierville offers a wide array of food and fun for every member of the family! Whether you'd enjoy fine dining or down-home cooking, you'll be pleased with the vast selection of restaurants to be found in Sevierville. For the shopper in your group, you'll find hundreds of stores and shops offering everything from name-brand fashions to local arts and crafts.
Located just ten miles from The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevierville is the perfect place to start your Smoky Mountains Adventure. Stay at one of their fine hotels or condos, or book a stay in one of hundreds of cabins or chalets nestled in the foothills. The home place of legendary country music singer Dolly Parton (statue of Parton at right in photo), Sevierville has a reputation for family fun and quality.
A Closer Look at Sevierville...
The city of Sevierville has a rich history dating back to the late 1700s. During the Civil War, the citizens of Sevier County were mostly Union supporters, with only 3.8% voting for secession from the Union. The community began to grow in the 1800s, and population and commerce increased even more in 1910 when the Smoky Mountain Railroad was built. The Smoky Mountain Railroad connected Knoxville and Sevierville until 1962.
With the creation of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, the small town of Sevierville boomed. Today, it caters to tourists from around the world as they come to marvel in the majestic Smoky Mountains. With a population of 11,000, Sevierville is small enough to maintain that hometown feel, but large enough to provide the food, fun and lodging to keep tourists coming back.