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Town of Maryville TN
Maryville is located 20 minutes from Knoxville in Blount County in the foothills of the Western Great Smoky Mountains. Maryville TN has received many awards for its quality of life and recreation and its proximity to the Great Smoky National Park, Dollywood, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
Maryville offers many different types of places to stay including hotels, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, vacation and cabin rentals to enjoy your stay and create your own adventures with the many things to do within the city of Maryville and the surrounding areas.
While in the city of Maryville explore the many local restaurant flavors, walk, bike the Alcoa 15-mile Greenway, shop at one of the many small boutiques or art galleries, and the Capital Theatre. Experience the Downtown Maryville Friday Night Lights where Maryville opens up the streets for eating, shopping walking around having fun.
Some of the top attractions in Maryville TN are at the Bicentennial Park, Millennium Manor Castle, Sandy Springs Park, The Sam Houston Schoolhouse, Blue Goose Vineyards, The Cades Cove Museum, and much more.
History of Maryville TN
When the first explorers visited the area, they discovered the Great Indian Warpath which is still the Us-411 route today. During the Revolutionary War in 1785 John Craig built a wooden enclosure around some cabins known as Fort Craig at present day Maryville. John Craig donated 50 acres next to the fort for the founding of a new town. The town was incorporated as a city on July 11, 1795 and named Maryville after Mary Grainger Blount; wife of the governor William Blount who they named Blount county after him.
In 1808 from Virginia the family of Sam Houston moved to Maryville TN. Sam Houston built a one room schoolhouse in 1811; then joined thar my during the War of 1812.
During the Civil War Maryville was extremely anti-slavery and pro-Union. Maryville was finally liberated in 1804 by Federal troops.