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The Old Mill
Pigeon Forge is located in Sevier County just 5 miles from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Pigeon Forge serves as a connector between Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and Wears Valley.
Although the main attraction in Pigeon Forge is the Dollywood Theme Park and Dolly's Splash Country, the city has more than 50 family attractions, over 200 stores within 6 outlet malls, 140 craft / gift / specialty shops, and 12 theatres offering family-style entertainment.
Attractions include riding stables, Titanic Museum, WonderWorks, indoor skydiving, Zip Lines, and Speed Zone Fun Park
Most businesses in Pigeon Forge are linked to tourism. There are more than 10,000 accommodation facilities inside the city limits that provide lodging for approximately 10,000,000 visitors annually, including hotels and motels, condo rentals, and cabins.
Transportation in Pigeon Forge is provided by the Fun Time Trolley. Currently there are 7 routes, North Parkway, South Parkway, Dollywood, Dolly's Splash Country, Sevierville's Event Center, Gatlinburg Welcome Center and Wears Valley Road. All routes originate and end at the Trolley Station. The station is located in the Old Mill District on Old Mill Drive. Turn at traffic light #7 and look for the parking lot with all the Trolleys.
The Old Mill, built in 1830, still operates today, grinding corn and other grains for use in the Old Mill Restaurant and the Pottery House Café and Grille. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Pigeon Forge has an outstanding golf course conveniently located near other top rated courses in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Pigeon Forge hosts numerous car shows throughout the year. Craft festivals attract thousands of tourists and feature some of the finest artisans in the Southeast.
Two-thirds of the nation's population east of the Mississippi River lives within a day's drive of Pigeon Forge.
The City of Pigeon Forge is made up of 134 acres of park land, nearly 2 miles of greenways and the Pigeon Forge Community Center.
Sevier County is situated close to Knoxville and is a vacation hub for family vacations.
Sevier County was formed in 1795 and named after John Sevier, governor of the state of Tennessee and one of its founding fathers. Native Americans were among the first human inhabitants of what is now Sevierville, arriving sometime around 200 A.D. and living in villages scattered throughout the area.
The county seat is Sevierville.
Newspapers: (print / digital) The Mountain Press | Knoxville Daily Sun
Sevier County Population: 91,466 (2011)
Government: Sevier County Tennessee
Business: Sevier County Chamber of Commerce
Genealogy: Sevier County Genealogy | Sevierville History
Sevierville History 2 | Sevier County, Tennessee, Genealogy & History
There are over 107 churches in Sevier County and a major medical center.