Inscription. 7 ½ mi. S, this resort was termed the Saratoga of the South in stagecoach days. First advertized in 1832; Daniel Foute, built a log hotel there in 1837. In 1853, Asa Watson, of Mississippi, built the Seven Gable Hotel. Sidney Lanier spent much of his boyhood there. The hotel burned in 1896, rebuilt in 1898, burned again in 1933. A boy’s summer camp is there now.
By Judith Barber, August 16, 2012
|1. Montvale Springs Marker|
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1 E 56.)
Location. 35° 45.134′ N, 83° 58.475′ W. Marker is in Maryville, Tennessee, in Blount County. Marker is on Broadway Avenue (State Highway 33), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maryville TN 37801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pride Mansion (about 300 feet away, in a direct line); Relief of Knoxville (about 300 feet away); New Providence Church (about 700 feet away); William Bennett Scott, Sr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Where Houston Enlisted (approx. 0.3 miles away); Freedman's Institute (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Craig's Fort (approx. 0.7 miles away); Maryville College (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Maryville.
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on August 27, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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