Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Knoxville, Sevierville & Eastern Railway ~ (KS & E)

Marker ID: THC 1C 88
Location: on Main St. (US 441) at Forks of the River Parkway, Sevierville, TN
County: Sevier
Coordinates: N 35° 52.168    W 083° 34.065
  35.86946666    -83.56775
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM8HHE


The eastern terminal of this 28-mile shortline stood southwest of this site. It was established 1i 1907 by Knoxville industrialist W.J. Oliver and constructed by his firm. The KS & E and its successor companies were dubbed "Knoxville, Slow & Easy". The line aided the economic growth of Sevier County and was essential to the constuction of Douglas Dam during World War II. Later known as the Smoky Mountain Railroad, it ceased operations in 1961.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission