Blount County

Author: Linda Braden Albert
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439626146
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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
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738582382
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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 & Paulette Ledbetter
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467126896
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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
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738588223
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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.

A Cades Cove Childhood

Author: Margaret McCaulley
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625843771
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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.

History of Blunt County Tennessee from War Trail to Landing Strip 1795 1955

Author: Inez E. Burns
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780788437793
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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.

Tales of Old Blount County Alabama

Author: Robin Sterling
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 130434276X
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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.

The Moore Family of Susan Moore Alabama

Author: Marie Jackson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781936533299
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This MOORE family history begins with an overview of the Zachariah Moore family. With roots in South Carolina, Zachariah Moore and his wife Mary Still married and resided in Walton County, GA where they reared 10 children. Some of the Zachariah Moore children migrated to Texas, while some remained in Georgia. Four brothers fought together in the Civil War. The eldest son, Robert M. Moore came to Blount County, AL in the 1860s. The authors present the history of Robert M. Moore and his descendants and illustrate the impact of this pioneer family through story, historical photos, and genealogy. Included among the story are numerous historical pictures of the various families, their homes, burial places, and monuments. A documentary of life on the Moore farm with its tenant homes and sharecroppers is one highlight of the book. The story of Susan Moore, the person; Susan Moore, the school; and Susan Moore, the town weaves a thread throughout the book. Dr. Marie Jackson, a counselor educator, retired from Jacksonville State University and University of West Georgia. Susan Moore is her home and she has lived there most of her life. When speaking from a genealogist's perspective, one might say she has spent her post- retirement years "digging up bones." She has delved into family history; exploring cemeteries, researching family stories, and making genealogy come alive.

TMI

Author: Patty Blount
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 140227341X
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Best friends don't lie. Best friends don't ditch you for a guy. Best friends don't post your deepest darkest secret online. Bailey's falling head-over-heels for Ryder West, a mysterious gamer she met online. A guy she's never met in person. Her best friend, Meg, doesn't trust smooth-talking Ryder. He's just a picture-less profile. When Bailey starts blowing Meg off to spend more virtual quality time with her new crush, Meg decides it's time to prove Ryder's a phony. But one stupid little secret posted online turns into a friendship-destroying feud to answer the question: Who is Ryder West? Praise for Send: "Blount's debut novel combines an authentic voice with compelling moral dilemmas."—VOYA "A dark, captivating, and powerful story!"—Crazy Bookworm

Maryville

Author: Linda Braden Albert
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 073859072X
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Maryville was incorporated as a city on July 11, 1795, by a single territorial legislative act that also created Blount County. Maryville, the Blount County seat, was named for Mary Grainger Blount, wife of territorial governor William Blount. The 50-acre site adjoining Capt. John Craig's fort was donated by Craig for the founding of the town, and a seven-man commission laid out 120 lots to be sold to raise funds for building a courthouse, prison, and stocks for the county. This book shares Maryville's rich history from its humble beginnings in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains to the turmoil of the Civil War and the changing face of the landscape throughout the 20th century. The images, many of them previously unpublished, were provided by local individuals, Maryville city government and schools, Maryville College, the Blount County Public Library, and the Daily Times newspaper.