Gatlinburg TennesseeOriginally White Oak Flats now Gatlinburg settled in the 1800s by Scottish, English, Irish, and Scottish Immigrants. Names of early settlers like Ogle's, Husky's, McCarter's, Reagan's, and Whaley's Moved in after the Revolutionary War. Martha Jane Husky Ogle said to be the first official settler, moved to the area with her family, because her late husband described it as a land of paradise. Many Revolutionary War veterans clamed their 50 acres rewarded them for their patriotic service. Home stead's started at mouth of Baskin Creek, LeConte Creek, and Roaring Fork Creek where they joined Little River. Radford C. Gatlin opened the second store in 1855. Although Gatlin was banished after a controversy, the city still bears his name. Timbering replaced farming in Gatlinburg in early 1900s. The first hotel was established for housing lumber buyers.
Today Appalachian Arts and crafts live on with local Artisans.
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Gatlinburg's number one attraction, features the world's largest underwater aquarium tunnel.
Gatlinburg home of Ole Smoky Moonshine, the first legal moonshine in the state of Tennessee since prohibition.