This small town outside Gatlinburg covers six square miles and has a population of only 500, but its treasures are plentiful. Its first settler arrived in 1784, but the town remained cut off from the world due to rough topography and poor roads for over 100 years. In the early 1900s, Methodist missionary Rev. Dr. John Sevier Burnett established Â“Pittman Center,Â” a health and education campus for area residents that included a school, post office, medical clinic, farm, and orchards. It became the center of the community, and the town incorporated in 1974.
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