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Sevierville (11,757 inhabitants in 2000) is mostly famous as Dolly Parton's hometown. The town is described as follows on the website of the local Chamber of Commerce (1):
"Founded in 1795 and incorporated in 1901, Sevierville was named for John
Sevier, the first governor of Tennessee. It is the oldest and largest of Sevier
County's four cities and is the eighth oldest town in Tennessee. [...] One of
its most enduring symbols is the classic white clock tower on the 105-year-old
Sevier County Courthouse with a clock that strikes every half hour in the time-honored
tradition. The statue of Dolly Parton on the courthouse lawn was sculpted by
local artist Jim Gray and unveiled by Miss Parton herself on May 2, 1987, with
her parents in attendance. There's also a statue on the courthouse lawn in
remembrance of our veterans."
Jeff Farrell reports in "The Mountain Press" (2), 16 May 2006, that the city of Sevierville could get a new flag: "The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will review a request Monday for a new flag using the city's newest logo. According to a memo issued to board members, the city has started using a new logo on vehicles and stationery in recent months, and in the meantime the city has run out of flags with the old logo on it. City staff is asking the board to agree to seek bids for new flags with the new logo on it, which could be ready by late summer. The city last adopted a new flag in 1998.
Two slightly different logotypes showing the classic white clock tower are shown on the municipal website (3) and the website of the Chamber of Commerce (1), respectively.
Ivan Sache, 17 May 2006