Historical Marker Driving Tour
Pigeon Forge has a rich Smoky Mountain history that dates back to the 1700s. You can learn a little about that history by driving to historical markers you’ll find throughout town.
Read about some of the town’s first businesses, early schools, the town’s railroad and even some of the forts built in the area.
Pigeon Forge Elementary School/Pigeon Forge Canning Factory marker is located .2 of a mile from the Parkway on Old Mill Avenue. Turn east at traffic light number seven. The marker is placed at the east side of the walking trail in Patriot Park. 35° 47.314′ N, 83° 33.13′ W
Pigeon Forge Iron Works Marker is located .1 of a mile from the Parkway on Old Mill Avenue. Turn east at traffic light number seven. The marker is placed at the west side of the parking area in Patriot Park, just south of The Old Mill Restaurant. 35° 47.272′ N, 83° 33.2′ W
Pigeon River Railroad marker is located approximately .3 of a mile from the Parkway on Veteran’s Boulevard. Turn at traffic light number eight and travel northeast. The marker is placed .1 of a mile north of Dollywood Lane on the east side of the street near 3554 Veteran’s Boulevard. 35° 47.167′ N, 83° 32.871′ W
Fort Wear marker is located approximately .3 of a mile from the Parkway in the Pigeon Forge City Park. Turn at traffic light number 2B and travel west on Community Center Drive. Turn right onto Library Drive and travel approximately .1 of a mile to the Pigeon Forge City Park. The marker is placed near the tennis courts. 35° 48.405′ N, 83° 35.006′ W
Henderson Springs Resort marker is located approximately 1.4 miles from the Parkway. Turn at traffic light number 3 onto Wears Valley Road. Travel approximately .9 of a mile and turn right at Henderson Springs Road. Travel approximately one half mile. The marker is placed on the left of Henderson Springs Road near its intersection with Henderson Springs Boulevard. 35° 48.183′ N, 83° 35.381′ W
Broady Dairy marker is located approximately .3 of a mile from the Parkway. Traveling south, turn left onto Golf Drive between traffic light number eight and light number ten. Travel east on Golf Drive which becomes Day Springs Road for about .2 of a mile. Turn right onto Hitching Post Lane. The marker is located immediately on the right. 35° 46.704′ N, 83° 32.517′ W
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