Greetings from Seymour, Tennessee with “Gorgeous Views, Great People”.
Nestled near the base of the Appalachian range 🏔️, Seymour, Tennessee is a superb location to call home and is an excellent place to retire.
Seymour Tennessee is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Blount and Sevier counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee. The CDP population was 14,705 at the 2020 U.S. census. It is included in the Knoxville, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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The Community of Seymour, Tennessee
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Seymour was originally the site of Newell’s Station, a frontier station established by early Sevier County pioneer Samuel Newell (1754–1841) in 1783. The first court of Sevier County, State of Franklin, was held at Newell’s Station in March 1785.
During the 19th century, the community was known as Trundles Crossroads where the main road from Sevierville forked, with one branch continuing northward to Knoxville and one branch westward to Maryville (now the intersection of Boyds Creek Highway and Old Sevierville Pike).
Upon completion of the Knoxville, Sevierville and Eastern Railway on December 18, 1909, the community’s station was named Seymour in honor of the line’s chief engineer, Charles Seymour. The Trundles Crossroads Post Office changed its name soon after to reflect the community’s new designation.
The Island View School, located on Boyd’s Creek Highway, is a wooden one room schoolhouse that operated between 1917 and 1949. It held between 35-40 students and covered eight grade levels. The teacher made $50 a month and wore multiple hats: educator, principal, and janitor. The school would shut down during crop season due to the students having to help their families.
The schoolhouse was restored by Dr. Sam Lyle and John Plummer. Lyle inherited the land from his grandfather. The schoolhouse holds sentimental value to Lyle due to his mother attending the school along with other family members. The family had been using the old schoolhouse to store hay until the building began to decay.
Seymour, TN Real Estate Trends as of June 2022
Affordability of Living in Seymour, TN
- The typical home value is $335,285
- Homes are typically worth $203/sqft
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Seymour is located in the northwest corner of Sevier County and northeast corner of Blount County at 35°52′14″N 83°46′33″W (35.870533, -83.775936).
The community is situated in a rolling valley where the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains give way to the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians. Bluff Mountain, the northern terminus of the Chilhowee Mountain ridge, rises prominently to the south, while the Bays Mountain ridge passes to the north.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.6 square miles, of which 0.008 square miles , or 0.07%, is water.
Chapman Highway (part of U.S. Route 441) traverses Seymour, connecting the community with Knoxville to the northwest.
Near the center of Seymour, Chapman Highway forms a four-way intersection with U.S. Route 411, which approaches from Maryville to the west, and Boyds Creek Highway (State Route 338), which approaches from Boyds Creek to the east.
At this intersection, Chapman Highway merges with US 411, and continues eastward to Sevierville.
Parks and Recreation
We could not find any specific information about parks and recreation in Seymour.
FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions about Seymour, Tennessee
Q. Is Seymour TN a good place to live?
A. Seymour is a very friendly town to live in. It is great for families and has the small town feel. It is centrally located to bigger cities such as Knoxville, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Maryville. It does not have an abundant amount of job opportunities, but the location makes for an easy commute.
Q. How did Seymour TN get its name?
A. Upon completion on December 18, 1909, of the Knoxville, Sevierville and Eastern Railway, the community’s station was named Seymour in honor of the line’s chief engineer, Charles Seymour. The Trundles Crossroads Post Office changed its name soon after to reflect the community’s new designation.
Q. What is the cost of living in Seymour TN?
A. Seymour cost of living index is 91.9 cost of living. These indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Seymour is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Seymour, Tennessee is more expensive
Details about Seymour, Tennessee
- It has an elevation of 935 ft
- Population (in 2020) is 14,705
- The time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST)) and in Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
- The ZIP code is 37865, and the Area code is 865
You can find a bit more information at the Chamber of Commerce website, although the info is limited.