Blount County (Images of America) by Linda Braden Albert,B. Kenneth Cornett

By Linda Braden Albert,B. Kenneth Cornett

Blount County is the tenth county shaped within the kingdom of Tennessee. It used to be carved out of Knox County in 1795 and named for William Blount, the governor of the Territory South of the River Ohio. Maryville is the county seat and used to be named for Blount’s spouse, Mary Grainger Blount. The abundance of average assets that after drew hardy settlers now draws travelers from around the globe, particularly to Cades Cove, a pioneer cost within the Blount County component to nice Smoky Mountains nationwide Park. Blount County has been domestic to the mythical Sam Houston; U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, who additionally served as Tennessee’s governor; and Bessie Harvey, a world-renowned folks artist.

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