Maryville in Blount County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Louis Philippe's Visit
Louis Philippe, Duke of Orleans and later king of France, lived in exile in the United States in 1797. Following a route designed by President George Washington he toured the South in that year. On April 29 he spent the night here at Woods Tavern, operated by William Burke, while en route to Tellico Blockhouse to observe Cherokee Life.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 124.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 29, 1797.
Location. 35° 45.382′ N, 83° 58.26′ W. Marker is in Maryville, Tennessee, in Blount County. Marker is on East Broadway Avenue (U.S. 411) south of North Court Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 East Broadway Avenue, Maryville TN 37804, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Where Houston Enlisted (within shouting distance of this marker); General Sam Houston (about 800 feet away, Blount County War Dead Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Battle of the Bulge” World War II Veterans of Blount County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blount County Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maryville During the Civil War (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Providence Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Bennett Scott, Sr. (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maryville.
Also see . . . Louis Phillippe in America. Overview of the American tour by the prince and his brothers. From the April 1969 issue of American Heritage. (Submitted on June 1, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
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