Introduction to Sevierville, Tennessee
Sevierville, Tennessee, in Sevier county, is 21 miles E of Knoxville, Tennessee and 153 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is conveniently located inside the Knoxville metropolitan area.
The first inhabitants in the area were the Woodland period Native Americans. 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 as a town in 1901. It was named in honor of John Sevier, the first governor of Tennessee and a war hero.
Sevierville and nearby Attractions
- Sevier Plaza Shopping Center
- Sevier County Heritage Museum
- The Tennessee Museum of Aviation
- Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo
- Southern Nights Music Theater
Things To Do In Sevierville
While in Severville, one can enjoy the Southern Nights Music Theater, where bluegrass, oldies and rock "n" roll music is performed. The Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo is a popular local spot as well, especially among children. The Tennessee Museum of Aviation displays warbird flybys and other related artifacts. One can enjoy shopping at the Sevier Plaza Shopping Center and the Rivers Edge Shopping Center. Local festivals include Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass, the Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival and the Great Southern Tractor Pull.
McGhee Tyson Airport is nearby.
Sevierville Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Carson-Newman College, Walters State Community College, The University of Tennessee and the University of North Carolina at Asheville.