Revolutionary War in Sevierville
Although Sevier County was not open to widespread settlement until after the Treaty of Dumplin Creek was signed in 1785, there was a minor skirmish known as the Battle of Boyd’s Creek fought in the county on December 16, 1780. Col John Sevier who had led patriot militia to victory over British Major Patrick Ferguson at the famous Battle of Kings Mountain, South Carolina returned home and led his troops against Cherokee warriors loyal to the crown at Boyd’s Creek. When the Treaty of Dumplin Creek was signed opening up settlement south of the French Broad River, European settlements including many of those who had served under Col. Sevier moved here.
Following are links to more documents relating to the Revolutionary in Sevierville:
Revolutionary War hero John Gilliland is buried in Pigeon Forge