Sevierville, Tennessee was founded in 1795 and named for John Sevier, the first governor of the state of Tennessee. The oldest of Sevier County’s four sister cities, it is also the 8th oldest town in Tennessee (Nearby Jonesborough TN takes the #1 spot). Sevierville has a popular heritage–daughter Dolly Parton’s statue resides on downtown’s courthouse lawn. Dolly is known just as well for her namesake theme parks in nearby Pigeon Forge TN–Dollywood and Splash Country. Dolly Parton returns home each Spring during her seasonal Dollywood Grand Opening and she even makes other special appearances during the year.
Sevierville, Tennessee sits between Knoxville, TN and Asheville, NC, at exit 407 of Interstate 40. Sitting near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, as well as Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge TN, Sevierville is a major draw for the Great Smoky Mountains area and is also accessible via nearby Asheville NC and Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airports.
Sevierville, Tennessee is prepared for the millions of visitors it gets annually. There are literally dozens of hotels and motels and thousands of log cabin rentals to choose from.
Sevierville TN has become a very popular marrying place and plays host to thousands of brides and grooms each year in its several Smoky Mountain wedding chapels. Naturally, Sevierville and the Great Smoky Mountains are a favorite of honeymooners.