Editor's note: The death toll from the wildfires in Sevier County, Tenn., increased from seven to 10 after three more bodies were found, Mayor Larry Waters announced Thursday. Officials have not yet identified victims, but said Wednesday that identifying people and locating those reported missing is a top priority. - Stephanie
Gatlinburg is a mountain resort city in Sevier County, Tennessee, United States. It is thirty-nine miles southeast of Knoxville. The population was 3,944 at the 2010 Census, and 4,047 according to the 2012 Census estimate. The city is a popular vacation resort, as it rests on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along U.S. Route 441, which connects Gatlinburg to Cherokee, North Carolina through the national park.