The Maples History Center, located on the third floor of King Family Library in Sevierville, Tennessee, contains a wealth of information and resources on Sevier County history. Staffed by two lifelong Sevier County residents and trained genealogists, this resource is a gem of the community. Many non-Sevier County residents also flock to the History Center to conduct genealogy research, explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park history, and to learn about East Tennessee. The History Center has been collecting photographs of people and places within Sevier County from many people over the years. A few of our collections are highlighted below …

Bonswell Chapel School, circa 1925.

Glenn Cardwell Copeland Creek Collection

A gathering in Greenbrier in 1932.

Glenn Cardwell Greenbrier Collection

Johnny Waters (right) with President Richard Nixon (center) and Tennessee Senator Howard Baker (left).

Johnny Waters Sevierville Collection

The Archibald R. McMahan Home, also known as the John Dennis House.

Wanda Howard Fisher Jones Cove Collection

Bogarts Chapel near Chestnut Hill, Tennessee.

Sue Eledge Lethco Sims Chapel Collection

Sevier County Civil War Veterans

Donna Moncy Allen Pine Mountain Collection

Baptism at the river with Rev. John Fox and Ollie Bell Ogle; others unknown.

Blaine & Scott Large Jones Cove Mountain Collection

The Watson House on Highway 73 where they had three shops.

Watson Family Dudley Creek Collection

Webbs Creek School teacher and Martha Frazier

Whaley & King Pittman Center Collection

Teaster Family Reunion at Metcalf Bottoms, March 1960

Teaster Family Wears Valley Collection