Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources > Sevier County

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Agee, Hugh. "Ghost lore from Sevier County, TN. " TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 39 (1973), pp. 8-10.

Aiken, Gene. Mountain ways: an album of the Smokies. Gatlinburg, Buckhorn Press, 1983. 304 pp.

Aiken, Gene. Mountain ways two: an album of the Smokies. Gatlinburg, Buckhorn Press, 1986. 300 pp.

Aiken, Gene. Stories from the Great Smoky Mountains. Gatlinburg, Buckhorn Press, 1990. 202 pp.

Allred, Charles E. Farm housing in TN, with regional comparisons. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Station, 1937. 45 pp. (its Rural research series monograph #26).

Allred, Charles E. Home conveniences on TN farms, with regional comparisons. Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1937. 41 pp. (its Monograph #30)

Bansemer, Roger. Mountains in the mist: impressions of the Great Smokies. Dallas, TX, Taylor Pub. Co., 1993. unp.

Biographical directory, TN General Assembly, 1796-1969 (Sevier County, Preliminary # 42). Nashville, TSLA, 1974. 51 pp.

Bonser, Howard J. Costs, returns, & practices in growing snap beans, Knox & Sevier counties, TN.  Knoxville, TN Ag. Exp. Sta., 1945. 59 pp. (its Rural research series monograph #191)

Brabson, Estalena R. Sevier County doctors, 1806-1985. N.p., 1985. 40 pp.

Bradford, Patsy G. The Sevier County cookbook. Compiled by Patsy G. Bradford; illustrated by David Peek. N.p., n.d. 236 pp.

Broome, Ann. Harvey Broome: earth man. N.p., Goodbrier Press, 1970. 127 pp.

Broome, Harvey. Out under the sky of the Great Smokies: a personal journal. N.p., Greenbrier Press, 1975. 285 pp.

Bush, Florence C. Dorie: woman of the mountains. Knoxville, UT Press, 1992. 242 pp.

Byrne, Stephen C. Archaeological survey of sections 8D1 & 8D, Foothills Parkway, Sevier County, TN. Tallahassee, FL, National Park Service, Southeast Archaeological Center, 1990. 25 pp.

Callahan, North. Smoky Mountain country. N.p., Duell, Sloan, & Pearce, 1952. 257 pp. (various reprints available)

Campbell, Carlos C. Birth of a national park. Knoxville, UT Press, 1960. 155 pp. (rev. ed. 1969)

Carberry, Michael. Historic sites in Blount, Cocke, Monroe & Sevier counties. N.p., East TN Dev. Dist., 1973. 114 pp.

Carter, Isabel G. Reduction of variability in an inbred population. Am. J. Physical Anthropology 11 (Apr-Jun 1928), pp. 457-471.

Chalmers, Marjorie. Better I stay. N.p., Crescent, 1975. 71 pp.

Chapman, Joe A. The natural vegetation of English Mountain, TN. UT thesis, 1957. 102 pp.

Costner, Ella V. Song of life in the Smokies. N.p., Brazos, 1971. 336 pp.

Crozier, Ethelred W. The white-caps: a history of the organization in Sevier County. Knoxville, Bean, Walters & Gaut, 1899. 217 pp. (reprinted 1989 by Buckhorn Press)

Cummings, Joe. "Community & the nature of change: Sevier County, TN in the 1890s. " ETHSP 58 (1986), pp. 63-88.

Cummings, William J. Community, violence, & the nature of change: whitecapping in Sevier County, TN, during the 1890s. UT thesis, 1988. 116 pp.

Davis, Thomas H. White caps & blue bills. (Rev. ed.) Knoxville, Sevier Pub. & Dist. Co., 1937. 156 pp.

Demoll, John. Sevier County solid waste disposal study. Knoxville, Local Planning Assistance Office, 1989. 15 pp.

Dennis, Delmar. The Great Smokies: yesterday & today. N.p., Nandel Pub. Co., 1988. pp.

Dennis, Delmar. Great tales from the Great Smokies. N.p., Nandel Pub. Co., 1988. vol. 1.

Duggan, W.L. Facts about Sevier County. Sevierville, n.p., 1910. pp.

Duggan, W.L. "Sevier County. " AHM 5 (1900), pp. 310-313.

Dykeman, Wilma. Highland homeland: the people of the Great Smokies. Washington, D.C., National Park Service, 1978. 189 pp.

Edwards, Rapha O. & Ina W. Roberts. Descendants of east TN pioneers. Gatlinburg, n.p., 1963. 315 pp.

Felder, Willie F. Health insurance status of selected rural families in Sevier County, TN. UT thesis, 1964. 75 pp.

Flood insurance study: Sevier County, unincorporated areas. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1983. 26 pp.

Frome, Michael. Strangers in high places: the story of the Great Smokey Mountains. NY, Doubleday, 1966. 120 pp. (rev. ed., Knoxville, UT Press, 1980, 391 pp.; expanded ed., UT Press, 1993, 392 pp.)

Garrett, William R., ed. "Sketches of Sevier & Robertson counties. " AHM 5 (1900), pp. 310-325.

Glassie, Henry. "The old barns of Appalachia. " Mtn. Life & Work 41 (1965), pp. 21-30.

"Goodspeed's history of east TN (Sevier County, pp. 834-837, 1096-1104). Goodspeed, 1887.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Photography by Pat O'Hara; text by Tim McNalty. N.p., Woodlands Press, 1987. 72 pp.

Hall, Joseph. "Witchlore and Ghostlore in the Great Smokies. " TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 36 (1970), pp. 1-6, 31.

Hammer, J.M. History of Sevier County, TN. N.p., 1876. pp.

Helton, J.L. History of Shiloh Baptist Church: 1874-1974. N.p., the author, 1974. 17 pp.

Hodges, Sidney C. Handicrafts in Sevier County, TN. UT thesis, 1951. 74 pp.

Holmes, William H. "Illustrated catalogue of a portion of the collections made during the field season of 1881. " (In third annual report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1881-1882, pp. 433-507)

Jones, Russell. Ephraim Bales woodshed & meat house: historic structures report. Architectural data by Russell Jones; historical data by Robert Madden. Washington, D.C., Office of Archaeology & Historic Preservation, 1970. 15 pp.

Joslin, John P. History of Valley View Baptist Church, Sevier County, TN: 50th anniversary, 1938-1988. Nashville, Donelson Print Co., 1988. 289 pp.

Knoxville MSA, 1980-1987: an economic analysis. Nashville, TN Dept. Emp. Sec., 1988. 49 pp.

League of Women Voters of Sevier County, TN. Know your county, Sevier County, TN. Sevierville, the league, 1984. 67 pp.

Lewelling, Joseph C. "What injures royalty": surnames, inbreeding, & genetic structure in Sevier County, TN, 1856-1905. UT thesis, 1989. 95 pp.

Lewelling, Joseph C. "The white caps of Sevier County: economics & cultural perspectives. " TN Anthrop. 11 (1986), pp. 156-172.

Madden, Robert R. Mountain Home: the Walker family farmstead, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Washington, D.C., US Dept. Interior, Nat. Park Svc., 1977. 55 pp.

Mangrum, Marion R. Interment of the white caps. N.p., Brazos Print. Co., 1963. 217 pp. (reprint of the 1899 edition published under the title The white caps: a history of the organization in Sevier County , by E.W. Crozier, Knoxville)

Martin, Ralph, ed. In remembrance: the contributions of blacks to the growth & development of Sevier County. Sevierville, TN Homecoming '86 Committee, 1986. 1 vol. unp.

Matthews, Fred D. History of Sevier County. Knoxville, Naster, 1950. 56 pp. (rev. ed., Knoxville, n.p., 1960. 55 pp.)

Matthews, Fred D. Them smoky hills is "hypoed": tales & legends of the Great Smoky Mountains.  N.p., 1950. 54 pp.

Moffett, Marian. East TN cantilever barns . Knoxville, UT Press, 1993. 141 pp.

Moffett, Marian & Lawrence Wodehouse. The cantilever barn in east TN. Knoxville, UT School of Architecture, 1984. 24 pp.

Oak Grove United Methodist Church (Sevier County, TN). N.p., 1984. 14 pp.

Pearsall, Marion. Some aspects of culture change in a mountain neighborhood of east TN. U. CA (Berkeley) dissertation, 1950. 162 pp.

Pinkerton, James W. The Sevier County water plan. Nashville, TN Dept. Conservation, 1973. 68 pp.

Rabun, John S. The Snapp House, East Fork of the Little Pigeon River, 4th district, Sevier County, TN. Knoxville, the author, 1978. 34 pp.

Rabun, Josette H. Lewis Buckner, 1856-1924, county cabinetmaker & house carpenter. UT thesis, 1979. 164 pp.

Rabun, Josette H. & Robbie G. Blakemore. "Lewis S. Buckner, black artisan of Sevierville, TN. " TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 48 (1982), pp. 1-10.

Richter, Dennis M. Periglacial features in the Great Smoky Mountains. U. GA thesis, 1973. 148 pp.

Roger, William R. "A history of the Smoky Mountain Railroad. " ETHSP 44 (1972), pp. 71-89.

Russell, Gladys T. Smoky Mountain family album. Alcoa, Russell Pub. Co., 1984. 320 pp.

Sevier County saga: a memorial keepsake about some of the life & lore of a land we love, Sevier County, TN. Knoxville, Educational Services, 1975. 40 pp.

Sevier County, TN & its heritage. Waynesville, NC, Walsworth Pub., 1994. 434 pp.

Smith, Ersa R. Flyin' bullets & the resplendent badge. (1st ed.) Sevierville, Nadel Pub. Co., 1989. 510 pp.

Smith, Michal. Behind the glitter: the impact of tourism on rural women in the southeast.  Lexington, KY, Southeast Women's Employment Coalition, 1989. 77 pp.

Smoky Mountain Hist. Soc. The gentle winds of change: a history of Sevier County TN, 1900-1930. Sevierville, the society, 1986. 262 pp.

Soil survey, Sevier County, TN. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1945, 1956.

Starnes, Lynn B. Comparison of fish & benthic faunal compositions in polluted & pristine forks of a mountain river. UT thesis, 1976. 102 pp. (reprinted as TN Wildlife Resources Agency Technical report # 77-55, PCAN 0061)

Steffan, Walter A. Weather lore of the southern Appalachians. 1968. 20 pp. (student paper, Riedl Collection, UT Library, Knoxville)

TN Dept. Education. Sevier County schools survey report. Nashville, n.p., 1960. 1 v.

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps ] issued periodically.

TN Valley Authority. Ind. Div. Agricultural-industrial survey of Sevier County, TN. Knoxville, TVA, 1934. var. pp.

TN Valley Authority. Recreation Resources Branch. A recreational appraisal, Sevier County, TN. Norris, TVA, 1977. 63 pp.

Towne, Holly H. So you want to move to the Smokies. Gatlinburg, Buckhorn Press, 1984. 60 pp.

200 years & better every day: Sevier County bicentennial, 1785-1985. N.p., Bicentennial Committee, 1985. pp.

US Dept. Interior. Office of Arch. & Hist. Pres. Walker sisters home. Washington, D.C., the department, 1969. 50 pp.

US Dept. Interior. Office of Arch. & Hist. Pres. Alfred Reagan house & tub mill: historic structures report. Washington, D.C., the department, 1969. 33 pp.

US Dept. Interior. Office of Arch. & Hist. Pres. Ephriam Bales woodshed & meathouse: historic structures report. Washington, D.C., the department, 1970. 15 pp.

US Dept. Interior. Div. Pubs. At home in the Smokies: a history handbook for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC & TN. Washington, D.C., the department, 1984. 159 pp. (rev. ed. of Highland homeland by Wilma Dykeman)

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps ] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Mascot, New Market, Shooks Gap, Boyds Creek, Douglas Dam, Shady Grove, Chestnut Hill, Wildwood, Walden Creek, Pigeon Forge, Richardson Cove, Jones Cove, Wear Cove, Gatlinburg, Mt. LeConte, Mt. Guyot, Luftee Knob, Thunderhead Mtn., Silers Bald, Clingmans Dome.

Walker, Cas. White caps & blue bills. (rev. ed.) Knoxville, the author, 1974. 130 pp.

Walker, Caswell O. My life history: a book of true short stories. Knoxville, the author, 1993. 192 pp.

Waters, John B. Jr. Early Sevier County VIPS: a biographical sketch of Samuel Wear, Isaac Thomas, Spencer Clack, Samuel Newall & Joshua Gist; including a historical map of Sevier County. Sevierville, the author, 1975. var. pp.

Wheeler, William B. Your mountain heritage. Knoxville, UT, 1979. 8 pp. (fiction)

Williams, Bobbie J. In the beginning: Sevier County Assoc. of Baptists Church beginnings.  Rogersville, East TN Print. Co., 1990. 159 pp.

Wood, Violet. So sure of life. N.p., Friendship Press, 1950. 185 pp.

Alum Cave

Jenkins, Gary C. "The mining of Alum Cave. " ETHSP 60 (1988), pp. 78-87.


Boyd's Creek

Brabson, Estalena. A history of Boyd's Creek, Sevier County, TN. Anderson, SC, the author, 1989. 63 pp.


Cades Cove

The Cades Cove coloring album: an authentic museum-quality album of Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains. Drawings by Kitty Buxton in part, from photographs by Leslie Wier. Knoxville, Tenpenny Publishing, 1981. 32 pp.

Douglas, William O. "The people of Cades Cove. " Nat. Geog. Mag. (July 1962), pp. 60-95.

Dunn, Durwood. Cades Cove: the life & death of a southern Appalachian community, 1818-1937. Knoxville, UT Press, 1988. 319 pp.

Dunn, Durwood. Cades Cove during the nineteenth century. UT dissertation, 1976. 252 pp.

Dunn, Durwood. "The folk culture of Cades Cove, TN. " TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 43 (1977), pp. 67-87.

Goin' to Cades Cove. [film] N.p., US Nat. Park Service, 1969. 16mm film, 17 min. (presents a program of Appalachian music, including ballads & tunes dating back to pioneer days)

Ridings, Gladys O. Cades Cove & parts of the Great Smoky Mountains. N.p., the author, 1983. 170 pp.

Shields, A. Randolph. "Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. " THQ 24 (1965), pp. 103-120. (reprinted in More landmarks of TN, pp. 33-50)

Shields, A. Randolph. Cades Cove photos: a pictorial record of the place & the people. Maryville, the author, 1988. 448 pp.

Shields, A. Randolph. The Cades Cove story. Editing & design by Paula A. Degen. Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountain Natural Hist. Assoc., 1977. 116 pp. (reprinted 1981)


Flat Creek

TN Valley Authority. Res. Prop. Man. Dept. Population readjustment study of the Flat Creek community, Sevier County, Douglas area. Knoxville, TVA, 1942. 5 pp.



Aiken, Gene. Gatlinburg, TN: our mountain heritage. Gatlinburg, Buckhorn Press, 1986. 36 pp.

The church with 100,000 parishioners: St. Mary's Catholic Church in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, TN. Gatlinburg, the church, 1980. 67 pp.

Dobson, Jerome E. The changing control of economic activity in the Gatlinburg, TN area, 1930-1973. UT dissertation, 1975. 150 pp.

First annual Great Smoky Mountains Gatlinburg-Highland games. A Marshall/Morris film; produced, written & narrated by Alexander Marshall; directed & edited by Scott Morris. NY, Cowen & Marshall Productions, 1982. 1 film reel, 25 min.. (highlights from a 3-day Scottish-American celebration in the Southern Appalachians)

Flood insurance study: city of Gatlinburg, TN, Sevier County. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1983. 20 pp.

Foscur, Edwin J. Gatlinburg: gateway to the Great Smokies. Dallas, TX, So. Meth. U. Press, 1946. 19 pp.

Greve, Jeanette S. The story of Gatlinburg (White Oak Flats). Strasburg, VA, Shenandoah, 1931. 136 pp.

Greve, Jeanette S. "Traditions of Gatlinburg ." ETHSP 3 (1931), pp. 62-77.

Harshaw, Lou. Gatlinburg: places of discovery. Edited by Healan Barrow. (1st ed.) Sykesville, MD, Greenberg Pub. CO., 1990. 87 pp.

Heartland series. [videorecording] with Bill Landry. Knoxville, WBIR-TV, 198-.

Hilten, Robert L. The little cathedral in the Smokies. N.p., 1983. 35 pp. (fiftieth anniversary of the First United Methodist Church, Gatlinburg)

Pyle, Ernest T. Gatlinburg & the Great Smokies. Gatlinburg, Mountain Press, 1951. 27 pp. (reprinted 1966)

Russell, Gladys T. Call me hillbilly: a personal account of growing up in the Smokies near Gatlinburg. Alcoa, Russell Pub. Co., 1974. 92 pp.

Shaw, Russell. The Gatlinburg story. Gatlinburg, the author. 1960. 28 pp.

A tour of Gatlinburg, TN. [videorecording] Memphis, City Productions, 1995. 1 videocassette, 30 min.

Trout, Ed. Gatlinburg: Cinderella City. Photos by Debra Griffin. Pigeon Forge, Griffin Graphics, 1984. 160 pp.



Crabtree, Margaret S. Rememberin' the Little Greenbriar school & Primitive Baptist Church.  Maryville, the author, 1983. 32 pp.

Hill, Doris M. & Marjorie S. Pike. The village green, Greenbriar, TN, 1858- 1920. Greenbriar, the author, 1983. 151 pp.

Ownby, Evolena. Evolena reminiscing & Sam Ownby genealogy. Gatlinburg, Buckhorn Press, 1979. 47 pp.

Wear, Jerry, et al. Lost communities of Sevier County, TN: Greenbrier. Sevierville, Sevierville Heritage Comm., 1985. 47 pp.


Mt. LeConte

Adams, Paul J. Mt. LeConte. Knoxville, Holston Print. Co., 1966. 63 pp.



Northview Homecoming '86.


Pigeon Forge

Buckstaff, Kathryn. Branson & beyond: a country music lover's guide to visiting Branson, MO, Nashville, TN, Pigeon Forge, TN. NY, St. Martin's Paperbacks, 1993. 270 pp.

Flood insurance study: city of Pigeon Forge, TN, Sevier County. (revised Sept. 18, 1987, 19 pp.) Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1983. 26 pp.

Kline, Gerald W. An archaeological reconnaissance survey of the proposed Pigeon Forge Park: Sevier County, TN. Knoxville, TN Anthropological Assoc., 1983. 25 pp.

Linn, Beulah D. Reunion at the river: official history of Pigeon Forge, TN, 1783-1930. Pigeon Forge, Pigeon Forge Homecoming '86 Committee, 1986. 44 pp.


Pine Grove

Davenport, L. Theodore. The rise & fall of Pine Grove: the story of a rural community in Sevier County, TN. Sevierville, the author, 1987. 119 pp.


Pittman Center

Hall, Russell. The effect of Pittman Center on the community life. UT thesis, 1939. 134 pp.

Maupin, Juanita. A study of living conditions in the Pittman Center community, 1934-1935. UT thesis, 1936. 65 pp.

Pittman Community Center: a mountain mission. Gatlinburg, Pittman Community Center Alumni Association, 1986. 290 pp.



Flood insurance study: city of Sevierville, TN, Sevier County. (rev. Dec. 18, 1984). Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1984. 16 pp.

Sims, David L. In the forks of the Little Pigeon River: a history of Sevierville's business & residential districts. Sevierville, Nandel Pub. Co., 1988. 302 pp.

TN Valley Authority. Div. Water Control Planning. Floods on Little Pigeon & west fork Little Pigeon rivers in vicinity of Sevierville, TN. Knoxville, TVA, 1958. 72 pp. (Report #0-5805)

Wear, Jerry L. Sevierville, 1795-1986: a homecoming look at our past, present & future.  Sevierville, Sevierville Heritage Committee, 1987. 128 pp.



Wear, Jerry L. Sugarlands: a lost community of Sevier County. Coshocton, OH, School Annual Pub. Co., 1986. 94 pp.