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Blount County

Author : Linda Braden Albert
ISBN : 9781439626146
Genre : Photography
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Blount County is the 10th county formed in the state of Tennessee. It was carved out of Knox County in 1795 and named for William Blount, the governor of the Territory South of the River Ohio. Maryville is the county seat and was named for Blount’s wife, Mary Grainger Blount. The abundance of natural resources that once drew hardy settlers now attracts tourists from all over the world, especially to Cades Cove, a pioneer settlement in the Blount County section of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Blount County has been home to the legendary Sam Houston; U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, who also served as Tennessee’s governor; and Bessie Harvey, a world-renowned folk artist.

Friendsville

Author : George B. Henry
ISBN : 0738582387
Genre : History
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Friendsville is a small town with a rich, varied history. It had its beginnings in the late 1790s, when several related families with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) moved from North Carolina into what is now Blount County and established a Friends meeting about 12 miles from Maryville, the county seat. The families built a gristmill and a sawmill and later sold town lots. The Friendsville Post Office was established in 1850, and the town was incorporated in 1953. Friendsville has played a remarkable role in the history of the United States. The Friends, who did not support war or slavery, operated several stops on the Underground Railroad during the Civil War, helping runaway slaves, freed African Americans, and southern residents who wanted to fight for the North or move north to avoid the war. The area is now noted for its marble production, with Friendsville pink marble gracing such buildings as the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Walland

Author : Missy Tipton Green
ISBN : 9781439663363
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Approximately 10 miles long, Walland, Tennessee, is situated along the Chilhowee Ridge where the Little River naturally divides the mountain. Early on, both Baptist and Methodist churches were established, and the area's Baptist church was the first permanent Baptist church in Blount County. Amerine Forge, operated by George Amerine, was the largest ironworks in Blount County from 1845 to 1860. In 1901, Schlosser Leather Company opened a tannery, making it the largest industry in the county.

Cades Cove

Author : Missy Tipton Green
ISBN : 0738588229
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Cades Cove came into existence in 1821, when William "Fighting Billy" Tipton was granted 1,280 acres of fine fertile land in the first recorded legal land title to Cades Cove following the Calhoun Treaty of 1819. The area was established as the 16th Civil District of Blount County. At its peak in 1900, the census showed that there were 125 families living in the cove and over 700 individuals. The Cades Cove people were self-sufficient and had many conveniences that others did not. Some residents made their own water system, and there were blacksmiths, coffin makers, farmers, storekeepers, postmasters, and many more occupations--there was no need to go out of their beloved cove for anything. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, this land was obtained by the State of Tennessee through eminent domain, and it later became the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

History Of Blunt County Tennessee From War Trail To Landing Strip 1795 1955

Author : Inez E. Burns
ISBN : 0788437798
Genre : History
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"The earliest reference to a permanent location in Blount County is the gathering of troops at Houston's Station in 1786.... In July 1795, the General Assembly of the Territory South of the Ohio River erected a new county from Knox to be called Blount in honor of Governor William Blount." In this detailed narrative history, the author has reached back into "the misty shadows of history to show why events developed as they did." This well-researched and well-written work covers a wide range of topics: the pre-settlement period; the settlement period; the county government; the county's role in the wars; early inns and watering places; the churches of Blount County; education; medical men and institutions; courts, public offices and men of law; industries and occupations; and communities. The data-rich appendix includes a list of Blount County Revolutionary War soldiers; a list of persons who were issued permits to enter Cherokee lands in 1798; North Carolina land grants which were registered in Blount County; militia captains who served in Blount County; a list of taxable property and tax for Blount County (1801); a Blount County tax list (1800); lists of those who served during the War of 1812 for numerous companies; Cherokee removal; Captain Julius Caesar Fagg's company (Mexican War); delegates to the Union convention; 1862 and 1863 accounts of salt sold in the 7th District for Blount County; muster roll of the home guard (1861-65); Sultana survivors from Blount Count still living in 1892; school directors (1869); lists of those who served during the Spanish American War; post offices; Company "B" 117th Infantry, 30th Division (1919); families about whom data may be found in the Parham Papers; cemeteries; and Blount County officeholders. Several illustrations and an index to full-names, places and subjects add to the value of this work.

Alcoa

Author : David R. Duggan
ISBN : 0738587818
Genre : History
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Alcoa, incorporated in 1919 and located in Blount County, was established by Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) officials who desired to create a residential community for employees. The company was drawn to the area because of the abundance of waterpower resources. The Little Tennessee River and its tributaries were considered a good source of the hydroelectric energy essential to the production of aluminum. Alcoa was among the first planned communities in the state and the first municipalities in the nation to adopt a city manager-commission government. Alcoa was home to Wade Houston, former University of Tennessee basketball coach, and was the birthplace of NFL Hall of Fame member Lynn Swann. Boasting the world's largest factory under one roof during World War II, the city has established a record of excellence in industrial production, quality community life, education, and athletics.

Civil War Along Tennessee S Cumberland Plateau The

Author : Aaron Astor
ISBN : 9781626194045
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Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau played host to some of the most dramatic military maneuvering of the Civil War. As Federal forces sought to capitalize on the capture of Nashville, they moved into a region split by the most vicious guerrilla warfare outside Missouri. The bitter conflict affected thousands of ordinary men and women struggling to survive in the face of a remorseless war of attrition, and its legacy continues to be felt today.

A Cades Cove Childhood

Author : Margaret McCaulley
ISBN : 9781625843777
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The remote Smoky Mountain community of Cades Cove still lives in the memory of J.C. McCaulley, one of the few remaining former residents, who offers an exclusive glimpse into a childhood in the Cove. His stories, compiled by his wife Margaret, are a testament to a way of life long abandoned—a life before automobiles, television and perhaps too much exposure to the outside world; a life of hard work and caring for your neighbors. Join the McCaulleys in their quest to preserve the beauty, tranquility and traditions of this pristine community, and dare to dream of a way of life that encouraged independence, integrity and the courage to overcome adversity.

Tales Of Old Blount County Alabama

Author : Robin Sterling
ISBN : 9781304342768
Genre : Blount County (AL)
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Many of the people and events in Blount County history are well documented. Others, not so much. This book of essays is an attempt to revisit some of the well known events of our county's past, add a little more background, and present our history from a Blount County point of view. In addition to illuminating some familiar topics, this book attempts to bring to light people and events who played significant roles in the development of Blount, but were somehow overlooked or skimmed over by the primary reference books-people and events which were the topic of conversation among our ancestors but over time, have been forgotten. These fun to read tales will promote a greater understanding of the history of Blount County.

Lenoir City

Author : Kate Clabough
ISBN : 0738566411
Genre : History
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John C. Calhoun, Southern statesman and vice president under Andrew Jackson, once said, "the Lenoir estate in Loudon County is the most princely property in Tennessee. It has all the picturesque environments and attractive surroundings of an English baronial estate." In 1890, the Lenoir estate became Lenoir City thanks to a group of forward-thinking businessmen from New York City and Knoxville who saw the value and potential of the property once given to Gen. William Lenoir in appreciation for his exemplary Revolutionary War service. Surrounded by the meandering Tennessee River, the town was the perfect setting for water-driven industries such as flour and cotton mills, barges, and ferries. Today Lenoir City is a growing town that offers residents and visitors abundant recreational, shopping, and dining venues. It is located in Loudon County, the "Lakeway to the Smokies."

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