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Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Blount Mansion

 
 
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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. Touch 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); Knox County World War II Memorial (about 600 feet away); Treaty of the Holston
Blount Mansion image. Click for full size.
By The Blount Mansion Association
2. Blount Mansion
(about 600 feet away); Knoxville: A Divided City (about 700 feet away); James White (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Also see . . .
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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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,241 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on April 6, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on December 10, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2. submitted on April 3, 2008, by Matt Gholson of Houston, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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