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Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Coordinates: 35°42′51″N 83°30′37″W / 35.71417°N 83.51028°W / 35.71417; -83.51028
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Gatlinburg
US 441 in downtown Gatlinburg c. 2018
US 441 in downtown Gatlinburg c. 2018
Flag of Gatlinburg
Nickname: 
"Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains"[1]
Location of Gatlinburg in Sevier County, Tennessee
Location of Gatlinburg in Sevier County, Tennessee
Gatlinburg is located in Tennessee
Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg
Location within Sevier County, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°42′51″N 83°30′37″W / 35.71417°N 83.51028°W / 35.71417; -83.51028
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountySevier
Settledc. 1806
Incorporated1945[2]
Named forRadford Gatlin
Government
 • TypeCity Manager-Commission
 • MayorMike Werner
Area
 • Total10.41 sq mi (26.97 km2)
 • Land10.41 sq mi (26.97 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,289 ft (393 m)
Population
 • Total3,577
 • Density343.48/sq mi (132.61/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
37738
Area code865
FIPS code47-28800[5]
GNIS feature ID1647737[6]
Websitegatlinburgtn.gov

Gatlinburg is a resort city in Sevier County in Tennessee. It is 39 miles (63 km) southeast of Knoxville. It had a population of 3,944 at the 2010 census[7] and a population of 3,577 at the 2020 census.[8] People like to go there on vacation because it is next to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and along U.S. Route 441. That road connects to Cherokee, North Carolina on the southeast side of the national park. The town was called White Oak Flats or White Oak while it was still unincorporated.

References[change | change source]

  1. Rudy Abramson and Jean Haskell, Encyclopedia of Appalachia (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2006), 644.
  2. Tennessee Blue Book, 2005-2006, pp. 618–625.
  3. "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 15, 2022.
  4. "Census Population API". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 15, 2022.
  5. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. "Gatlinburg". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  7. "American Fact Finder – 2010 Census – Gatlinburg, Tennessee". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  8. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved August 3, 2019.