Sevierville is located on the eastern side of Tennessee and is the county seat of the area known as Sevier County. As of 2010, the city had a population of just under 15,000. There are several bodies of water in Sevierville, including the Little Pigeon River and the French Broad River. This area is rich in history with Native Americans occupying it between the years 1200 and 1500. An excavation discovered the area known as McMahon Indian Mound, which contained many Native American artifacts from this period.
Europeans started entering the area during the middle of the 18th century and began to change the general feelings and appearance of the region. Sevier County was officially formed in 1794 and the area mostly sided with the North during the Civil War.
Today, a great deal of the visitors who come to Sevierville do so because of its proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and because of this, a great deal of the city’s economy is based on tourism. There are also several universities in the area, including a satellite campus from Walters State Community College and another satellite from King College (whose main campus is in Bristol, Tennessee).