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Wears Valley

Once purely a rural farming community alongside US Highway 321 between Pigeon Forge and Townsend, Wears, (pronounced “Where’s”) Valley has become a major area of second homes and to a lesser degree permanent residences.   The scenery in Wears Valley is some of the most spectacular in all of Sevier County and the combination of the mountain and valley views is truly remarkable.  The area was settled by Colonel Samuel Wear who had earlier been a hero in the Revolutionary War at the Battle of Kings’ Mountain.  Colonel Wear went on to become a leading figure in the early governments of North Carolina, Sevier County and, later, the state of Tennessee. Wear built a fort at the mouth of Walden’s Creek around 1781 to help protect the area from attacks by the Cherokee Indians.  Fort Wear remains a historical site in Pigeon Forge today.  Colonel Wear also served notably commanding soldiers in the battle of 1812.  Several descendants of the Wear family still live in the area and the principal of Pigeon Forge Middle School has for years been Jerry Wear.
Speaking of schools, students in Wears Valley attend Wearwood Elementary K-8 and then go on to Pigeon Forge Middle and High School.  For further information about area schools please visit the Sevier County School System’s website here.


As of Thursday, December 14, 2017 there were 1,475 residential properties listed for sale in our Great Smoky Mountains Association of Realtors® MLS database.  The 75 homes for sale in the Wears Valley area as of the same date were listed at an average price of $408,657.

 
All information provided by Jeff Schoenfield, Broker/Owner, All Pro, Realtors, Inc.
http://www.GatlinburgHomes.com