The location of Pigeon Forge
Welcome to Pigeon Forge ...
The city of Pigeon Forge is located in Sevier County.
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Pigeon Forge has a population of 6,238 people<1> (see below for details).
Pigeon Forge is 990 feet [302 m] above sea level.<2>.
Time Zone: Pigeon Forge lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Pigeon Forge is located in the (865) area code.
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Pigeon Forge had a population of 5,875 people (or 6.54% of the total population of Sevier County). This makes Pigeon Forge the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Pigeon Forge represents 0.09% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 88th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 5,875 people, the population of Pigeon Forge increased 15.58% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 5,083 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Pigeon Forge had an population of 6,238 people. This is an increase of 6.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.72% since the 2000 Census).
Communities near Pigeon Forge ...
The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Pigeon Forge and not the distance if you are driving it.<3>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Pigeon Forge.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.
- We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pigeon Forge. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
- Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pigeon Forge. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
- We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pigeon Forge. Our list includes 4 papers.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Pigeon Forge:
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pigeon Forge ...
Looking for more information about Pigeon Forge? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Pigeon Forge, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Pigeon Forge.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pigeon Forge. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of Tennessee: www.tn.gov/
|<1>||Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pigeon Forge.|
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|<2>||The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pigeon Forge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.|
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|<3>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Pigeon Forge. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pigeon Forge) to Point B.|
If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pigeon Forge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pigeon Forge
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pigeon Forge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7984, Longitude: -83.5634 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Pigeon Forge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
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