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Sevierville in Sevier County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Knoxville, Sevierville & Eastern Railway

(KS & E)

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
1. Knoxville, Sevierville & Eastern Railway Marker
Inscription.  The eastern terminal of this 28-mile shortline stood southwest of this site. It was established in 1907 by Knoxville industrialist W.J. Oliver and constructed by his firm. The KS & E and its successor companies were dubbed "Knoxville, Slow & Easy." The line aided the economic growth of Sevier County and was essential to the construction of Douglas Dam during World War II. Later known as the Smoky Mountain Railroad, it ceased operations in 1961.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical commission. (Marker Number 1C 88.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
 
Location. 35° 52.168′ N, 83° 34.065′ W. Marker is in Sevierville, Tennessee, in Sevier County. Marker is on W Main (U.S. 441). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sevierville TN 37862, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forks of Little Pigeon Church (a few steps from this marker); The Mayors of the City of Sevierville (about 700 feet away, measured
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
2. Knoxville, Sevierville & Eastern Railway Marker
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in a direct line); James Crawford Murphy (about 700 feet away); Hon. Lieut. Spencer Clack (about 800 feet away); William M. Whaley (about 800 feet away); Isaac Dockery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sevierville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Isaac Thomas (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sevierville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,091 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on April 24, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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