Sevierville Real Estate
Sevierville has always been a truly unique community in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. On one hand, it sits squarely in the middle of Sevier County, which on the whole is one of the top tourist destinations in the entire Southeast United States. Anyone who drives through Sevierville can’t help but notice tourism’s impact on the town, from its popular outlet malls to its family-friendly attractions and wealth of hotel/motel options.
But in many ways, Sevierville is also the community that’s been least affected by the millions of visitors who flock to the area each year. It’s the only town in the county to boast a traditional main street, which runs alongside the Sevier County courthouse and its popular bronze statue of Dolly Parton. Also, Sevierville’s parks, schools, library and community center all contribute to its normal, hometown feel. As such, Sevierville is the county’s largest town, with a year-round population of more than 16,000.
Sevierville was founded in 1795 – the year before Tennessee achieved statehood – as the governmental seat of Sevier County. It originally occupied a 25-acre tract of land wedged between the forks of the Little Pigeon River. In fact, the site was first known as Forks of Little Pigeon, until early settler Isaac Thomas suggested that the town be named in honor of Revolutionary War colonel John Sevier, who went on to become the state’s first governor.