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Gatlinburg is located in Sevier County at the main entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Gatlinburg serves as a connector between the National Park, Sevierville, and Cosby TN. Gatlinburg is 33 miles from Knoxville.
Although the main attractions in the city of Gatlinburg are Ober Gatlinburg ski resort and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, the city has more than 35 family attractions and many craft / gift / specialty shops. The exclusive Village Shops contains 27 unique boutiques, clothiers, eateries, and galleries.
Gatlinburg is home to the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community, the nation's largest organization of independent artisans. The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, a national art education center, is located in downtown Gatlinburg.
Attractions include bicycling, fishing, golf, guided nature services, hiking, horseback riding, zip lining, whitewater rafting, and winter sports.
Gatlinburg hosts more weddings than any other American city with the exception of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Most businesses in Gatlinburg are linked to tourism. There are more than 11,000 accommodation facilities inside the city limits that provide lodging for approximately 10,000,000 visitors annually, including hotels and motels, condo rentals, and cabins.
Transportation in Gatlinburg is provided by the Fun Time Trolley. Gatlinburg's trolley system is the fifth largest mass transit system in the state of Tennessee. There are 20 trolleys that service approximately 50 miles in and around Gatlinburg and surrounding areas.
Gatlinburg has an outstanding golf course conveniently located near other top rated courses in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Two-thirds of the nation's population east of the Mississippi River lives within a day's drive of Gatlinburg.
The City of Gatlinburg offers 3 city parks, a 52,000 square feet community center, and trout fishing in city waters.
Population: 3,995 (2011)
Sevier County is situated close to Knoxville and is a vacation hub for family vacations.
Sevier County was formed in 1795 and named after John Sevier, governor of the state of Tennessee and one of its founding fathers. Native Americans were among the first human inhabitants of what is now Sevierville, arriving sometime around 200 A.D. and living in villages scattered throughout the area.
The county seat is Sevierville.
Newspapers: (print / digital) The Mountain Press | Knoxville Daily Sun
Sevier County Population: 91,466 (2011)
Government: Sevier County Tennessee
Business: Sevier County Chamber of Commerce
Genealogy: Sevier County Genealogy | Sevierville History
Sevierville History 2 | Sevier County, Tennessee, Genealogy & History
There are over 107 churches in Sevier County and a major medical center.