Sevierville is located in the beautiful valley of the Forks of the Little Pigeon River, between Asheville, North Carolina and Knoxville, Tennessee. With all the attractions, museums and great places to visit, your Sevierville things to do list will be filled with many different places to see. You can spend the day outdoors exploring the Great Smokey Mountains, or settle in the spa for a great massage. While staying at your comfortable Sevierville Inn, you can experience firsthand the grace and beauty of Sevierville. BBonline recommends 5 of Sevierville's most beautiful historic sites for you to visit.
The Sevier County Courthouse
125 Court Ave
Sevierville, TN 37862
The Sevier County Courthouse is a historic building, built in 1896. The design was done by the McDonald Brothers of Louisville and the courthouse was built by C.W. Brown of Lenoir City. This is the County’s fifth courthouse. In 1971, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The Sevierville Commercial District
Sections of Bruce Street, Court Avenue and Commerce Street
The Sevierville Commercial District lies within the surrounding area of the courthouse. The area includes Bruce Street, Commerce Street and Court Avenue. In 1900, when the old commercial district was destroyed in a fire, this became the home for Sevierville's new commercial district, which is now more than 100 years old. In 1986, the commercial district was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The place is a ‘must see’ and is easily accessible from your comfortable Sevierville Bed and Breakfast.
West of Sevierville on Sevierville Pike
Buckingham House is another historical site in Sevierville. Flanked by Sevierville and Boyd's Creek, the house was built by Thomas Buckingham in the 1700s. Buckingham House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. This historic site is a popular attraction and can easily be reached from your Sevierville Inn.
Brabson’s Ferry Plantation
Off Sevierville Pike
Boyd's Creek - Northwest Sevierville
In the 1790s, Andrew Evans established the plantation, and it was purchased by John Brabson in 1798, after which he established the Brabson’s Ferry Plantation. Today, the farm continues to be in use and several historic structures, two plantation houses including an 18th century 'plank house' have been included on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Harrisburg Covered Bridge
South of Harrisburg (off US 411)
Over East Fork of the Little Pigeon River
Sevierville, TN 37876
Located in the east of Sevierville, the Harrisburg Covered Bridge was built in 1875 by Elbert Stephenson Early. The bridge straddles the East Fork of the Little Pigeon River and is 83 feet long. The bridge has a 64 foot timber Queenpost pony truss, and an 18 foot steel beam. It has a gable tin roof that encases the truss section. In 1983, the bridge faced closure because of its deteriorated state, but Sevierville County began restoration work on it. A new floor was installed and some of the timber beams were replaced. The bridge reopened, but with a 3 ton weight limit. In 2004, the bridge underwent extensive renovation and was opened for traffic with an increased weigh limit of 15 tons. The Harrisburg Covered Bridge was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.