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Near Maryville in Blount County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Black Sulfur Spring

 
 
The Black Sulfur Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 16, 2021
1. The Black Sulfur Spring Marker
Inscription.  For more than 200 years the Black Sulfur Spring has been a landmark location in Blount County. The spring and 215 acres was bought from David Delzell in 1834 to become one of three primary mineral springs for Daniel Foute's 6,500 acre Montvale Springs Hotel and Spa (l832-1933) three miles away. For a century the hotel and springs hosted guests from all over the world. The vast mountainous property reached to parts of Cades Cove. Foute hired members of the Cherokee Nation to build roads and trails to Cades Cove and beyond to serve the hotel.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 127.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 40.403′ N, 83° 58.447′ W. Marker is near Maryville, Tennessee, in Blount County. Marker is on Montvale Road (State Road 336) 0.3 miles south of Blockhouse Road, on the right when
The Black Sulfur Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 16, 2021
2. The Black Sulfur Spring Marker
traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maryville TN 37803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Freedman's Institute (approx. 5.2 miles away); Maryville Polytechnic School (approx. 5.2 miles away); Sam Houston Statue (approx. 5.4 miles away); Pride Mansion (approx. 5.4 miles away); Relief of Knoxville (approx. 5.4 miles away); Montvale Springs (approx. 5˝ miles away); William Bennett Scott, Sr. (approx. 5˝ miles away); New Providence Church (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maryville.
 
Also see . . .  Montvale Springs (Wikipedia). (Submitted on January 17, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
The Black Sulfur Spring image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 16, 2021
3. The Black Sulfur Spring
Visitors still soak in its waters.
Vintage postcard of third Montvale Springs hotel image. Click for full size.
By Public domain, circa 1910
4. Vintage postcard of third Montvale Springs hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 17, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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