Many History Buffs Would Love a Gatlinburg Home

Gatlinburg properties tend to be a hot market for investors and for history enthusiasts.  Gatlinburg tends to showcase its’ past and culture more prominently then most parts of this great nation.  The State of Tennessee developed a Heritage Trail that highlights; historic locations, arts and crafts, music, and the transportation networks of an earlier era.  Historians credit Martha Jane Huskey Ogle for being the first settler in Gatlinburg.  This middle aged widow came to the area in 1807, with a number of family members.  The town name at that time was White Oak Flats, named for the predominant tree species of that location.  Other families soon settled this part of the Smokies including- McCarters, Reagans, Whaleys, and Trenthams.  However, in 1854 Radford C. Gatlin moved in, and opened the second general store in the village.  He was a controversial individual, who ended up being banished from the community. Despite all this, the city is named after him.  In the first century of existance, Gatlinburg changed very little as a relatively independent, self-sufficient community.  The Civil War brought challenges with most mountain people trying to remain neutral.  One small military action was fought here, but life was tough once the war was over.  In 1912, some relief came through public schooling created by Pi Beta Phi Fraternity.  This school spread education and helped to rekindle Appalachian arts and crafts, which grew in the community.  The largest boost to Gatlinburg came with the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  After World War II, the tourism propelled this small community into an all-year-around destination for conventions and tourists.

Go online and you will find a multitude of links to quench your thirst for historical fulfuillment.  Better yet, go on our website and find a Gatlinburg property to fit your personal criteria.  Once you lock in your own Gatlinburg domain, you can explore all that history provides in this area, and throughout the rest of the Smokies.  Begin Today!

Here Are A Few of My Current and Sold Listings:

Log Home w/ Great Rental History!
True log home with lots of charm and modern comfort. Only five minutes to Gatlinburg, ski resort and Great Smoky Mountains. Totally updated top to bottom with new appliances, first rate oak floors, fixtures, granite bath counter and much more.Must see!
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Chalet Village
Price: $139,988
Get more information >
Using Correct Marketing-Sold in 15 Days!
Wow!! The Mountain Views! This cabin is loaded with decks so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. Fully furnished with den/media room, plus recreation room for entertaining. Sit by the fire on a cool evening. This is a must see!
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Pigeon Forge
Price: $229,900
Get more information >
Fully Furnished and Ready for Rental
Great deal on a three level home that is fully furnished. Large bonus room that could be a theatre/bonus room.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Chalet Village
Price: $169,900
Get more information >
Spread the love