“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Gatlinburg in Sevier County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Village Gate

Village Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, August 12, 2013
1. Village Gate Marker
Inscription. This archway is built from bricks made by the slaves of William Rober McCroskey in 1842. They are believed to be the oldest bricks in this area having been used in the first brick building erected in Sevier County. The slate roof came from the mansion of W.G. Ross an early Knoxville industrialist. His home was built about 1900. The handcarved fascia is the work of a Hungarian master carver, William Thallmayer, who received his training in a guild of European cathedral carvers. 17th century buildings in Chester, England, provided the idea for the carved fascia. The village was deigned by Lee Butler. Community Tectonics, Inc. served as consultants.
Location. 35° 42.762′ N, 83° 30.865′ W. Marker is in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in Sevier County. Marker can be reached from Parkway (U.S. 441) 0.2 miles west of Cherokee Corner Rd.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gatlinburg TN 37738, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Martha Jane Ogle Cabin (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baskins Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gladys Trentham Russell (approx. one mile away); A Wonder of the World
Village Gate image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, August 12, 2013
2. Village Gate
(approx. one mile away); Noah "Bud" Ogle Farm (approx. 1.2 miles away); The American Black Bear (approx. 1˝ miles away); Wiley Oakley (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Ephraim Bales Place (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gatlinburg.
More about this marker. Marker is inside the archway.
Categories. African AmericansMan-Made Features
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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