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Historical Markers in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Sevier County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Sevier County, TN (98) Blount County, TN (47) Cocke County, TN (15) Jefferson County, TN (23) Knox County, TN (186) Haywood County, NC (37) Swain County, NC (62)  SevierCounty(98) Sevier County (98)  BlountCounty(47) Blount County (47)  CockeCounty(15) Cocke County (15)  JeffersonCounty(23) Jefferson County (23)  KnoxCounty(186) Knox County (186)  HaywoodCountyNorth Carolina(37) Haywood County (37)  SwainCounty(62) Swain County (62)
Gatlinburg is in Sevier County
      Sevier County (98)  
      Blount County (47)  
      Cocke County (15)  
      Jefferson County (23)  
      Knox County (186)  
      Haywood County, North Carolina (37)  
      Swain County, North Carolina (62)  
 
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1Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — A Wonder of the WorldGreat Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most pristine natural areas in the eastern United States. Breathtaking mountain scenery, rushing mountain streams, and mature hardwood forests that stretch to the horizon are protected for you and . . . Map (db m63440) HM
2Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — Appalachian ClubhouseGreat Smoky Mountains National Park
The Appalachian Clubhouse was once the heart of a resort community that grew up here, one of many southern Appalachian resorts that thrived in the early 20th century. The Little River Lumber Company began promoting this area for development even as . . . Map (db m173945) HM
3Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — Back to NatureGreat Smoky Mountains National Park
In this small valley, where the Little River and Jakes Creek converge, lie the vestiges of Daisy Town, one of several resort enclaves established in the early 20th century by urban dwellers who craved the natural beauty and refreshing climate of . . . Map (db m173943) HM
4Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — Baskins Creek
As the story goes..."a party of hunters come up from Knoxville an' kilt 'em a load o' bear an' drug ‘em down to the head o' the creek an' skinned ‘em. They tuk the meat but lef' the skins 'till they could come back atter 'em. Folk begun to talk . . . Map (db m19386) HM
5Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — Chimney TopsGreat Smoky Mountains National Park
Can you imagine smoke wafting from the chimney-like formations on this ridge? Nearly vertical holes in the tops of these jutting rocks make them look like natural chimney flues, and mountain people named them so—Chimney Tops. The Cherokees . . . Map (db m71926)
6Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — Chimney Tops TrailThe View Is Worth the Climb
This popular trail climbs to the unique summit formations the Cherokees called "Duniskwalguni," meaning forked antlers. Mountain people thought the twin pinnacles of quartzite and slate resembled the tops of chimneys breaking through the trees. . . . Map (db m20069) HM
7Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — Daisy Town's Eclectic ArchitectureGreat Smoky Mountains National Park
The buildings you see along this shaded street are a hodgepodge of designs. These rustic cabins were built by city dwellers inspired by the “back-to-nature” movement. Influenced by the craftsman style of architecture, which emphasized simplicity and . . . Map (db m173944) HM
8Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — Elkmont Historic District: Appalachian ClubGreat Smoky Mountains National Park
What Is Elkmont? These vacant buildings were once part of the "Appalachian Club" vacation community. This community grew up adjacent to the former logging town of Elkmont when the Little River Lumber Company sold land to individuals to create a . . . Map (db m169196) HM
9Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — Gatlinburg SkyBridge680' long • Est. 2019
Designed by Todd Domeck Built by Experiential Resources "ERi" General Contractor MCW Construction Owner Boyne Resorts "Fewer Walls, More Bridges."Map (db m177092) HM
10Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — Gladys Trentham Russell
Birthplace of Gladys Trentham Russell Author of: Call me Hillbilly It happened in the Smokies Smoky Mountain Family AlbumMap (db m63438) HM
11Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — Laurel Falls Trail
The trail ascends gradually for 1⅓ miles to Laurel Falls. It is an easy and delightful walk through a forest which was logged and ravaged by wildfire long before the park was established in 1934. For these reasons, big trees are scarce. With . . . Map (db m105287) HM
12Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — Lifeblood of the Mountains
More precipitation falls in the Great Smoky Mountains than anywhere else in the eastern United States. The yearly average is about 890 billion gallons - over 60 inches. Forty-four percent of it is absorbed by the atmosphere and the luxuriant blanket . . . Map (db m20067) HM
13Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — Martha Jane Ogle Cabin
This cabin is the first house built in what is now Gatlinburg. About 1802, William Ogle selected a building site near here, in what he called "The Land of Paradise." Ogle cut and hewed the logs for the house then returned to South Carolina to bring . . . Map (db m19389) HM
14Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — Mount Le ConteGreat Smoky Mountains National Park
Here on top of Mount Le Conte you are standing more than one vertical mile above the valley below. Although other peaks in the park rise higher, Mount Le Conte boasts the tallest face (distance from base to summit) of any mountain east of the . . . Map (db m137898) HM
15Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — Noah "Bud" Ogle FarmSelf-Guiding Trail
With axe, plow, and gun, the first settlers changed the mountains, cutting into forests that were centuries old. They called this place "Junglebrook" after the dense growths of rhododendron and magnolia that bordered the streams. Between 1883 and . . . Map (db m20419) HM
16Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — Quite a Social Place
It was quite a social place… people lived there and they took their fine clothes… they served food down at the Appalachian Club three times a day, but a night, and especially on Saturday night… they would dress up and have dinner and a dance. . . . Map (db m173951) HM
17Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — Rare Mountain ForestGreat Smoky Mountains National Park
The Great Smoky Mountains region is rich in natural resources and biodiversity. A variety of different forest types cloak the slopes and valleys. Among them is the globally rare montane alluvial forest — a woodland area that is subject to periodic . . . Map (db m173941) HM
18Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — Spence CabinGreat Smoky Mountains National Park
The cabins constructed in this area of Elkmont, called Millionaire’s Row, were developed toward the end of the lumbering boom on prime real estate along the river. Somewhat removed from the more densely populated Daisy Town, these cabins offered . . . Map (db m173942) HM
19Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — The American Black BearGreat Smokey Mountains National Park
Between 400 and 600 black bears live in the park, and you could see one almost anywhere. Most bears stay in the backcountry where they feed on grass, leaves, and acorns, fruits, berries, rodents, and carrion. Only a few visit roadsides and . . . Map (db m99830) HM
20Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — The Appalachian Club
The Appalachian Club was established in 1910 by a group of local and regional business and civic leaders who had hunted and fished in Elkmont for many years. Although the area had been home to several families since the 1830s, it was relatively . . . Map (db m173950) HM
21Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — The Chimney Tops
These twin summits of quartzite and hard slate are familiar landmarks. The peak on the right has a hole like a flue. Mountain people thought these formations looked like chimneys rising above the trees. Mountain laurel, rhododendron, blueberry, and . . . Map (db m20070) HM
22Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — The Ephraim Bales Place
It would be difficult to find a better place to imagine mountain life than this. Picture yourself growing up here as one of Ephraim and Minerva Bales' nine children. Look around. This was your world. Imagine yourself and 10 others living in this . . . Map (db m20423) HM
23Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — Village Gate
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 . . . Map (db m70486) HM
24Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — Wiley Oakley"Roamin Man of the Mountains"
1885 - 1954 Mountain Guide....Philosopher Naturalist....Writer Wiley loved his Mountains and all God's Creatures Therein.Map (db m20415) HM
25Tennessee (Sevier County), Gatlinburg — Wonderland HotelGreat Smoky Mountains National Park
The Wonderland Hotel that once stood at the top of this road was the social center of the Wonderland Club. The hotel was originally built in 1912 to attract tourists seeking a mountain getaway, but by 1919 it had become a private, members-only club. . . . Map (db m173940) HM
 
 
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