John Sevier Tennessee’s 1st Governor

  • On Apr 10, 2020

John Sevier Former United States Representative John Sevier was an American soldier, frontiersman, and politician, and one of the founding fathers of the State of Tennessee. He played a leading role in Tennessee’s pre-statehood period, both militarily and politically, and he was elected the state’s first governor in 1796. A native of Virginia, Sevier first ...

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Tale of the Gatlinburg Witch

  • On Apr 09, 2020

Located deep into the forest of Gatlinburg’s Smoky Mountains is an eerie tale of The Witch of Gatlinburg. Whether folklore or truth, there are creepy tales of a witch from yesteryear that will send chills up your spine! If you dare, there are even tours you can take through the forest. Below is a letter ...

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Smoky Mountain Ghost Town

  • On Apr 07, 2020

Once a logging town in the early 1900’s, the town of Elkmont was a thriving community turned into a summer retreat for the wealthy. Families from Knoxville, Chattanooga and surrounding areas came here to relax and have fun. Even though it is now pretty much a ghost town with a few remaining buildings it is ...

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Harrisburg Covered Bridge

  • On Apr 06, 2020

The Harrisburg Covered Bridge is located in Sevierville just south of U.S. 411. Located just off Old State Hwy. 35. It spans the East Fork of the Little Pigeon River. This community bridge has been there since the mid 1800’s, however, it was known as McNutts Bridge at the time. It washed away in 1875. ...

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Who was Wiley Oakley?

  • On Apr 04, 2020

Who was Wiley Oakley? Oakley was one of the most famous Gatlinburg residents back in the 1930’s and 1940’s. While he was known as the “Roaming Man of the Mountains,” he was a legendary wilderness guide and storyteller as well. In addition, he was a frequent guest on radio stations across the country. He shared his love of ...

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White Oak Flats

  • On Apr 01, 2020

The year was 1802, the place was called White Oak Flats. A man named William Ogle decided to make White Oak Flats his home. William decided to lay the groundwork for a new life in the Smokies. Ogle cut down some local timber and fashioned it into logs for a cabin before returning home to ...

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