by Annabeth Dooley
Lying on the border between East Tennessee and Western North Carolina, Sevier County is considered a scenic gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains. Its borders encompass Gatlinburg. It’s the birthplace of Dolly Parton. At the turn of the twentieth century, it was home to another important Tennessean, cabinetmaker Lewis Buckner (1856-1924).
Arguably one of Tennessee’s premier craftspeople, much of Buckner’s finely carved furniture and architectural elements...