Seymour is an unincorporated community located in both Blount and Sevier counties. This small community sits right outside of Knoxville, a short 20-minute drive. Homes for rent in the area provide families with plenty of opportunities to explore and get to know the culture of Tennessee even better. Visit to Market Square, which is a small community of restaurants, parks, stores and more. Learn about the vast history of Tennessee at the East Tennessee History Museum, or go mountain biking at Ijams' Nature Center.
Facts for Renters
Seymour is located near the Great Valley of East Tennessee. The community is also at the head of the Tennessee River, making it an ideal destination for travel and a hub of culture.
Before Knoxville developed into what it is today, it was considered hunting grounds for the Cherokee Indians.
The founder of Knoxville was James White, who built his home in the Valley in 1786.
Knoxville was the capital of the Southwest Territory.
Knoxville is also home to the University of Tennessee, which used to be Blount College, that was established in 1794.
Because Knoxville was close to the Tennessee River, the city was able to take complete control and utilize the waterway for trade, traveling and commerce.
This city also played a large part in the Civil War, and many of the state's residents had difficulty choosing sides.
In 1982, Knoxville held the World's Fair, bringing plenty of people from all over the country to the city and helping boost the economy.
Resources for Renters
Find out what else there is to do in the Knoxville area as well as Seymour by visiting the city website.
Learn how to enroll children in local schools or what you can expect at a parent-teacher conference by visiting the Knox County Schools website.
Interested in reading up on a few breaking news stories? Want to know what's going on around town? Pick up a copy of the Knoxville News Sentinel.