“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Maryville

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Maryville, Tennessee and Vicinity
    Blount County (43)
    Knox County (149)
    Loudon County (14)
    Monroe County (34)
    Sevier County (75)
    Graham County, North Carolina (8)
    Swain County, North Carolina (60)
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1Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — “Battle of the Bulge” World War II Veterans of Blount County
Lane, John E (KIA) • Hearon, Marlow M • Henry, Walter S • Hester, Thurman O • Hipsher, Henry N • Hollingshead, Denver KIA • Huffstetler, John H • Huskey, Eugene E • Hutson, Luther C • Ingram, John J Jr • Ivey, Charles K • Jackson, Taylor G • . . . — Map (db m150832) WM
2Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — 1E 49 — Alleghany Springs
Yellow Sulphur Springs was developed on a modest scale by Jesse Kerr in 1859. In 1885, Nathan McCoy, of Indiana, built an elaborate hotel here. John Hanlon took it over in 1900, and operated it until the outbreak of World War I. It burned in 1933. — Map (db m107919) HM
3Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — 1E 17 — Baker's Creek Church
This Presbyterian church was established in 1786. Its first pastor was the Rev. Gideon Blackburn who served an extensive circuit in the area. Elizabeth Paxton Houston, mother of Sam Houston, is buried here. — Map (db m150789) HM
4Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — Blount County Revolutionary War Memorial
In memory of soldiers and patriots of the American Revolution who settled in Blount County George Berry • Thomas Berry • John Biggs • Benjamin Bingham • Joseph Black Sr. • Andrew Bogle • Joseph Bogle Sr. • Joseph Bogle Jr. • John Boyd Sr. • . . . — Map (db m150826) WM
5Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — Blount County War Dead Memorial
In honored glory Lest we forget: This monument dedicated to all those gallant heroes of Blount County , living and dead, who have fought in all wars to preserve the American way of life. The people who have no interest in the past have no hope . . . — Map (db m150798) WM
6Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — 1E 14 — Chilhowee
On Abram’s Creek, near the site of the early Cherokee village, Chilhowee, William and Robert James established a water-powered cotton and woolen spinning and weaving factory. A charter for the business was issued in 1846 and the mill was evidently . . . — Map (db m58501) HM
7Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — Craig Fort - 1785
Stockade enclosing about two acres extending southwest to large spring at base of bluff. Scene of many privations, perils and heroic encounters. — Map (db m107578) HM
8Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — 1E 104 — Freedman's Institute
A three-story brick building was erected 1872-74 on this site to train blacks as teachers. Institute was begun in 1867, in a log house ½ mile north, and later moved into a new building, financed mainly by friends. By 1879, it had trained 80 . . . — Map (db m81362) HM
9Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — General Sam Houston
March 2, 1793 – July 26, 1863 Born In Rockbridge County VA Moved To TN in 1807 Taught At This Schoolhouse In 1812 Attended Porter Academy In 1813 Joined Army In 1813 In Maryville, TN Studied Law In Nashville, TN In 1818 . . . — Map (db m1733) HM
10Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — General Sam HoustonSoldier and Statesman
Citizen of Blount County 1806-1818 Enlisted at Maryville in War 1812 Congressman from Tennessee 1823-1827 Governor of Tennessee 1827-1829 Liberator of Texas San Jacinto April 21,1836 President Republic of Texas 1836-1838, 1841-1844 . . . — Map (db m150794) HM
11Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — 1E 5 — Houston's Station
Established by James Houston in 1785, it stood about 300 yards east on Little Nine Mile Creek. From here, in 1786, John Sevier led 160 horsemen against the Cherokee towns. In 1788, the Kirk family was massacred about three miles south; shortly . . . — Map (db m58500) HM
12Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — 1 E 100 — John Craig's Fort
Site of the original settlement of Maryville. Here Captain John Craig in 1785 erected a fort on Pistol Creek to protect settlers from Indian raids. In 1793 as many as 280 men, women, and children lived within its walls for several months, surviving . . . — Map (db m58839) HM
13Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — 1E 124 — 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 . . . — Map (db m150836) HM
14Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — 1E 42 — Maryville College
Founded in 1819 by the Synod of Tennessee, Presbyterian Church in the USA, as The Southern and Western Theological Seminary, its first president was Rev. Isaac Anderson, D.D. Its original buildings were on Broadway at College Street. Receiving its . . . — Map (db m36993) HM
15Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — Maryville During the Civil War"A"
During the antebellum period, Blount County supported abolitionism. In 1822, local Quakers and other residents formed an abolitionist society, and in the decades following, local clergymen preached against the evils of slavery. When the county . . . — Map (db m69452) HM
16Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — Maryville Polytechnic School
Dedicated with great affection and esteem by former students to the memory of Professor Charles William ("Bill Joe") Henry (1878-1935) and Mrs. Leola Landon Henry (1884-1966). Married January 1904. Founders and operators of Maryville Polytechnic . . . — Map (db m107920) HM
17Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — 1E 56 — Montvale Springs
7 ½ mi. S, this resort was termed the Saratoga of the South in stagecoach days. First advertised 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 . . . — Map (db m81363) HM
18Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — Near the Site of Henry Fort
Near the site of Henry Fort built 1790 nearest fort to the Cherokees Gift of the descendants of Samuel and Polly Henry — Map (db m150786) HM
19Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — 1E46 — New Providence Church
This Presbyterian church was founded in 1786 by Rev. Archibald Scott, of Virginia. In 1792, Rev. Gideon Blackburn built a log church here; the stones in the present wall are from a church which replaced it in 1829; the brick church replaced it in . . . — Map (db m28733) HM
20Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — 1E 59 — Porter Academy
Chartered in 1806. Opened in 1808. Occupied two Maryville sites from 1808 to the Civil War. Reopened at Wildwood in 1872 on a five acre tract donated by Thomas J. Pritchett and wife Mary. Academy land and buildings were deeded to Blount County in . . . — Map (db m150839) HM
21Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — 1E 55 — Pride Mansion
Dr. Samuel Pride, first Worthy Master of the New Providence Masonic Lodge, built his house here. Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, enroute to the relief of Burnside at Knoxville, billeted himself here. From 1878 to 1900 it was the Friends’ Normal Institute. . . . — Map (db m58509) HM
22Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — 1 E 75 — Relief of Knoxville
Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman, U.S.A., arrived in Blount County with 25,000 men, Dec. 5, 1863, to relieve Gen. Ambrose Burnside besieged at Knoxville by Gen. James Longstreet. The 15th Corps camped around Maryville, the 11th around Louisville and the 4th . . . — Map (db m58836) HM
23Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — 1E 6 — Sam Houston Schoolhouse
Three miles south is the school-house built in 1796 by Andrew Kennedy and Henry McCulloch for their children. Sam Houston taught here in 1811 or 1812. He later became Governor of Tennessee, Commander-in-Chief of the Texas Army, President of the . . . — Map (db m109629) HM
24Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — Sam Houston Statue
Four separate plaques. (Text of each plaque under the photos below.) — Map (db m107921) HM
25Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — 1E 51 — Samuel Henry's Station
On the hill to the south, beside the Great War and Trading Path, later the Federal Road, Samuel Henry, Sr., built a fort by 1792. The half-breed John Watts and 200 followers attacked it in August, 1793. Henry’s first mill was authorized in 1795. He . . . — Map (db m58508) HM
26Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — 1E16 — Where Houston Enlisted
Here, where Blount County's first courthouse stood, Sam Houston "took a dollar from the drum", thus marking his first enlistment in the United States Army, March 24, 1813. This culminated in his command of the Army of Texas, which decisively . . . — Map (db m28579) HM
27Tennessee (Blount County), Maryville — 1E 109 — William Bennett Scott, 1821 - 1885
William B. Scott, Sr., a free Black, migrated to East Tennessee in 1847 after increased racial tension in North Carolina. He made harnesses and saddles in Blount County’s Quaker community of Friendsville until the Civil War. In Knoxville, during . . . — Map (db m107600) HM
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