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About SeviervilleFounded in Cherokee territory in 1785, Sevierville (Severe-ville) was named for John Sevier, who later became Tennessee's first governor. Sevier negotiated a treaty with Native Americans who ceded to European settlers the land between the French Broad River and the ridge separating the Little Tennessee and Little rivers.

Today Sevierville is a bustling tourist town known for its proximity to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (the city lies just 14 miles north) and its many nearby recreational activities. Douglas Dam, 11 miles northeast of town on SR 66, impounds Douglas Lake on the French Broad River.

Internationally known singer, songwriter and entertainer Dolly Parton was born in Sevierville in 1946. A life-size Dolly Parton statue sits on the lawn of the Sevier County Courthouse, 125 Court Ave., and depicts a barefoot Dolly sitting on a rock with her guitar.

ShoppingTanger Outlets, at 1645 Parkway, has more than 100 outlet stores.

Things to Do Floyd Garrett's Muscle Car Museum

Forbidden Caverns

Rainforest Adventures

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm and Exotic Petting Zoo

Smoky Mountain Knife Works

Tennessee Museum of Aviation

Recreational Activities

Horseback Riding Five Oaks Riding Stables

Ziplines Adventure Park Ziplines

Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park

Legacy Mountain Ziplines

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Sevierville, TN

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681 Winfield Dunn Pkwy. Sevierville, TN 37876

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2428 Winfield Dunn Pkwy. Sevierville, TN 37764

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1410 Winfield Dunn Pkwy. Sevierville, TN 37876

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121 Nascar Dr. Sevierville, TN 37862

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