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Blount County was founded in 1795, from Knox County. The county seat is Maryville. The county was named after William Blount. He was a member of the North Carolina Legislature, of Knoxville, U. S. senator from Tennessee, 1796-97, and speaker of the State Senate, in 1798.

County seat, Maryville; population, 1,098. Other towns, Louisville, Friendsville and Rockford. Navigable streams, Tennessee and Little Tennessee rivers. Other streams, Little River, Nine Mile and Pistol creeks. The face of the country is formed of valleys separated by narrow ridges ; mountainous in southeastern portion. Timber is abundant, consisting of pine, hickory, oak, ash, sweet gum, walnut, poplar, beech, &c. Water power is excellent. The valley lands are fertile but the ridges arc inferior. Iron ore is found in abundance in the southeastern part of the county, and marble of fine quality in the western. Copper is also said to be found in some localities. About 25 persons are engaged in mining, principally in marble quarries. The chief agricultural products are corn, wheat, oats, potatoes and fruit.

Maryville College, the Normal College (colored), Normal and Preparatory School (Quaker), and the Porter Academy are the principal schools. There are one cotton, two woolen, one sash and blind and one button factory located in this county. The button factory makes beautiful buttons, resembling pearl, from mussel shells found in the streams of the county. The capital invested in manufacturing is about 8100,000, and the number of persons employed about one hundred.

The religious denominations are Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, Friends and Christians. The taxes on 8100 of property are: for schools, 25 cents; for roads, 15 cents; for county, 30 cents; for railroad debt, 60 cents. This debt was contracted to build the Knoxville and Augusta Railroad, and will be liquidated in a year or two. (Hand-book of Tennessee By A. W. Hawkins, Henry E. Colton 1882)

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ALCOA
City of Alcoa
EAGLETON VILLAGE
City of Eagleton
MARYVILLE
City of Maryville

Surrounding Counties
Knox -- Loudon -- Monroe -- Sevier

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