Sevierville is a city in Sevier County, Tennessee, in southeastern United States. Sevierville, Tennessee in Sevier County is 21 miles east of Knoxville, Tennessee and 153 miles north of Atlanta, Georgia. Sevierville is the county seat of Sevier County, Tennessee. The city is conveniently located inside the Knoxville metropolitan area.
- Native Americans in the woodland period (around 200 A.D) were the first inhabitants of this area.
- Between 1200 and 1500 A.D., a large village was established by a group of Native Americans at the meeting place of the Little Pigeon River and West Fork.
- Sevierville was initially named Forks of the Little Pigeon.
- It was incorporated in 1901.
- It was named in honor of John Sevier, the first governor of Tennessee and a war hero.
Some of the popular communities and neighborhoods near and around Sevierville city are apple bees, pigeon forge, Seymour, Gatlinburg, Knoxville, Pittman center, Mary Ville etc.
- Sevierville has a population of 11,757 people, according to Census, 2000.
- About 95.64% of the population is White, 1.17% are African American, 0.37% are Native American, 0.93% are Asian, 0.02% are Pacific Islander, 0.73% are from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 1.62% of the population.
- Like other towns, Sevierville is situated along the Parkway in Sevier County, Sevierville has drawn the benefits of growing tourism industry brought up by the development of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Nearly fifty percent of businesses based in Sevierville were linked to tourism.
- East Tennessee Radio Group owns and operates the Sevierville area’s primary local radio stations, WPFT-FM “106.3 THE MOUNTAIN” and FM 105.5 (“Mix 105.5″).
- Also, WWST-FM “Star” 102.1, a Top 40 music station serving the Knoxville market, is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to Sevierville.
Geography and Climate:
- Sevierville is located in the town’s eastern section, the Little Pigeon River (Tennessee) is formed by the confluence of its East Fork and Middle Fork, both of which flow down from their sources high in the Great Smoky Mountains.
- This city has average high temperatures (870 F) in the month of July.
This city is popular for shopping, entertainment, attractions and mountain history come together in Sevierville to create an atmosphere that cannot be found anywhere else in the smokies.
Some of the famous and popular tourist attractions near and around the city are Sevier Plaza Shopping Center, Sevier County Heritage Museum, The Tennessee Museum of Aviation, Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo, Southern Nights Music Theater.