Sevierville rental cabins are the best choice for those who want to explore the old-gold world of Sevier County of Tennessee. Sevierville is spread over an area of 50-odd square kilometers at the eastern border of the state. The county was created in 1794 and named after John Sevier, a governor of Tennessee. The County's proximity to the Smoky Mountains to the East makes it a popular tourist spot. Other than mountain sports of a wide variety and zoos and aquariums featuring rare members from the animal kingdom, Sevierville has a more reserved historical side to its attraction value. With a history of over two centuries in its stride, Sevier County offers some architectural structures of historical importance. Any history lover would find the following spots in Sevierville worth visiting.
The New Salem Baptist Church
The New Salem Baptist Church is the oldest remaining church building in Sevier County. This church is important to the African American community's legacy. This historical building was built by Isaac Dockery and his family on a donated piece of land using bricks.
Sevier County Courthouse
The still-functional Sevier County Courthouse is another brick product from Isaac Dockery's kilns. The central attraction is the clock set in the 130-feet-tall tower. Several memorials to Sevier County veterans are found on the grounds of the Courthouse.
The Harrisburg Covered Bridge
This bridge, located just off the Old State Highway 35, is 83 feet long and 14 feet wide. The original bridge was washed away by floods; later, it was rebuilt, then was damaged again by natural destruction. The current bridge was built in 1875, and it is the only covered bridge left in Sevier County.
Brabson's Ferry Plant and Rose Glen
Brabson's Ferry Plant and Rose Glen are two of the largest private owned plantation houses inherited by the family's descendants. Both these historical sites are characterized by the antebellum (pre-American civil war) structures. The noteworthy feature of these structures is the neo-classical or Greek Revival feature of the architecture.
The Brabson's Ferry Plant spreads over 76 acres and houses many notable structures. Among these are the Thomas Brabson house, a two-story house, and the Benjamin Brabson house. Other structures include a late 18th-century plank house and log cabin and a 19th-century barn.
The outline of Rose Glen is a "five-part" villa, which consists of the central block as well as two wings. Two symmetrically-placed outbuildings flank the structure. Other outbuildings that survive at the site include a double-cantilever barn, smokehouse and a concrete silo.
The Sevierville County of Tennessee offers some rare peeks into its history. On the one hand, it shows the African-American brick architects, whose produce still stand and are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and on the other are the large plantations owned by the natives, and sometimes slave owners, which are showcases of wood architecture among other structures. A Sevierville vacation home is an apt place to plan and navigate one's trip to the historical treasure of Sevierville, Tennessee. Browse VacationHomes.com to find more accomodation alternatives, which are listed on the basis of price, location and amenities.