“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Blount Mansion

Blount Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, November 23, 2007
1. Blount Mansion Marker
Inscription. Built in 1792, this was one of the first frame houses west of the Alleghenies. It served as both the residence of William Blount, Governor of the Territory South of the River Ohio, and as capitol of that territory, now the State of Tennessee. Born in North Carolina, Blount was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and a signer of the Constitution of the United States.
Erected by Tennessee Historic Commission. (Marker Number 1E 43.)
Location. 35° 57.684′ N, 83° 54.878′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on W Hill Ave west of State St. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 W Hill Ave, Knoxville TN 37902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chisholm Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Johnson Office Plaza (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commemorating the Treaty of Holston (about 400 feet away); Old Knox County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Treaty of the Holston (about 600 feet away); James White (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Market House Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Knoxville.
Also see . . .
Blount Mansion image. Click for full size.
By The Blount Mansion Association
2. Blount Mansion

1. Official Website of the Blount Mansion. The website contains information about William Blount and the mansion.
The house was made of sawn lumber to meet Mary Blount's requirement of "a proper wooden house." (Submitted on December 11, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. Biography of William Blount. (Submitted on December 11, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
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