From US Hwy 441/Hwy 66, turn east at the "downtown" sign onto Bruce St., then drive one block to Court Ave. and the courthouse square. On the Sevier County Courthouse lawn is the Dolly Parton statue.
Built in 1896, the Sevier County Courthouse is the centerpiece of downtown, an excellent example of Victorian architecture. Prominent African-American brick mason, Isaac Dockery, was instrumental in the city’s post-Civil War construction boom and was hired to complete the brick work for the courthouse. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the courthouse stands proud with 13-inch thick brick walls and a foundation made of limestone hauled from the old McCown place, the site where Vulcan Materials Company now stands. The Seth Thomas Clock in the courthouse tower originally cost $1,353 plus $42.55 freight. Take a walk to other downtown highlights, including award-winning florist D Garden Floratique (128 Court Ave.) housed in the historic Sevierville Hardware building, and pose for a photo with the bronze statue of hometown girl Dolly Parton.
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