Blount County, Tennessee

Chilhowee Mountain in winter
Wilson Center at Maryville College
Map of Blount County, Tennessee showing cities, CDPs, and Census county divisions.
Wildwood area

County located in the East Tennessee Grand Division of the U.S. state of Tennessee.

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Chilhowee Mountain in winter

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View from the south bank of the Tennessee River by Union photographer George C. Barnard after the end of the Siege of Knoxville, December 1863. Source: Library of Congress

Knox County, Tennessee

Located in the U.S. state of Tennessee.

Located in the U.S. state of Tennessee.

View from the south bank of the Tennessee River by Union photographer George C. Barnard after the end of the Siege of Knoxville, December 1863. Source: Library of Congress
House Mountain, Knox County's high point, viewed from Emory Road, near the Knox–Grainger line

As population increased, parts of Knox County were taken out to form Blount (1795), Anderson (1801), Roane (1801), and Union (1850) counties.

The Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains (ᎡᏆ ᏚᏧᏍᏚ ᏙᏓᎸ, Equa Dutsusdu Dodalv) are a mountain range rising along the Tennessee–North Carolina border in the southeastern United States.

The Great Smoky Mountains (ᎡᏆ ᏚᏧᏍᏚ ᏙᏓᎸ, Equa Dutsusdu Dodalv) are a mountain range rising along the Tennessee–North Carolina border in the southeastern United States.

The Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, Tennessee
180-degree panoramic view of the Smokies
The Alum Cave Bluffs
Cove hardwood forest along Cosby Creek
The autumn colors of the northern hardwood canopy near Newfound Gap give way to the dark-green spruce-fir canopy as altitude increases
Spruce fir stand near the summit of Clingmans Dome
Rhododendron atop the Ben Parton Lookout
A black bear in the Great Smokies
These elk are part of a herd which was transplanted to Cataloochee in 2001, in an attempt to reintroduce the species to the Appalachians in North Carolina
Brook trout are native to the Great Smoky Mountains.
A black rat snake on a trail near Greenbriar
A redcheeked salamander
Dead Fraser firs on the slopes of Old Black
Communities past and present of the Great Smoky Mountains. The green areas denote the modern national park.
The Champion Fibre Company plant in Canton, North Carolina, 1910
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in autumn

The Great Smokies comprise parts of Blount County, Sevier County, and Cocke County in Tennessee and Swain County and Haywood County in North Carolina.

Maryville, Tennessee

Monument marking the spring that once supplied water to Fort Craig
Sam Houston Schoolhouse in Maryville
Bicentennial Greenbelt Park
Sandy Springs Park

Maryville is a city in and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, and is a suburb of Knoxville.

Knoxville metropolitan area

Metropolitan statistical area centered on Knoxville, Tennessee, the third largest city in Tennessee and the largest city in East Tennessee.

Metropolitan statistical area centered on Knoxville, Tennessee, the third largest city in Tennessee and the largest city in East Tennessee.

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Mountains over Sevier County at sunset from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Sevier County, Tennessee

County of the U.S. state of Tennessee.

County of the U.S. state of Tennessee.

Mountains over Sevier County at sunset from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Sunset over Bluff Mountain
Rental cabins in the Smokies
Overlooking Walden Creek Road in Sevier County, Tennessee
This Rock City Barn is located just off of U.S. 411, in northeast Sevier County

Blount County, Tennessee - west

East Tennessee

One of the three Grand Divisions of Tennessee defined in state law.

One of the three Grand Divisions of Tennessee defined in state law.

Hills in East Tennessee
Mount Le Conte in the Great Smoky Mountains is the tallest mountain in eastern North America, measured from base to summit
Major landforms of East Tennessee
Early settlers of East Tennessee developed a unique type of double-cantilever barn, which evolved from an earlier design in Pennsylvania.
June 1861 Ordinance of Secession vote in East Tennessee. Counties shaded in maroon rejected secession by an 80% or greater margin. Counties in red rejected secession by a 51% to 79% margin. Counties in gray voted for secession. Counties in white didn't yet exist or their results are unknown.
Re-enactment of the Battle of Bean's Station in Bean Station
Millworkers in Chattanooga, photographed by Lewis Wickes Hine in 1910
Engineering plans for Norris Dam in Anderson County, which was the first project completed by the TVA in 1936
Monument to the twelve African American students who integrated Clinton High School in 1956
The 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville was the last successful international exposition held in the U.S.
Musicians performing on the streets of Maynardville, circa 1935
Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Rhea County is home to the newest operating nuclear reactors in the United States.
Riders aboard the roller-coaster Thunderhead at Dollywood, which is among the most popular theme parks in the United States.
U.S. Route 25E serves as both Corridor S of the Appalachian Development Highway System and the East Tennessee Crossing Byway.

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Townsend, Tennessee

Historical marker in Townsend near the site of the Cherokee villages of Tuckaleechee
70-ton Shay engine at the Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum
Headrick's River Breeze Motel, which opened in 1979 and remains operational
Little River

Townsend is a city in Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States.

Oconaluftee River in Cherokee, North Carolina

Swain County, North Carolina

County located on the far western border of the U.S. state of North Carolina.

County located on the far western border of the U.S. state of North Carolina.

Oconaluftee River in Cherokee, North Carolina
Map of Swain County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

Blount County, Tennessee - northwest

Chota Memorial

Monroe County, Tennessee

County on the eastern border of the U.S. state of Tennessee.

County on the eastern border of the U.S. state of Tennessee.

Chota Memorial
Hay bales in Tellico Plains
Cherohala Skyway in autumn
Sweetwater

The Little Tennessee River flows along Monroe County's border with Blount County to the northeast.

Southwest Territory

Organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from May 26, 1790, until June 1, 1796, when it was admitted to the United States as the State of Tennessee.

Organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from May 26, 1790, until June 1, 1796, when it was admitted to the United States as the State of Tennessee.

Low's map, "The State of Kentucky and adjoining Territories." The Southwest Territory did not yet include West Tennessee, which was still under control of Indians. From Low's Encyclopaedia
Howard Pyle's depiction of a scout warning the residents of Knoxville of an approaching hostile Indian force in 1793
Secretary Daniel Smith's "Map of the Tennassee State" (1796)
The Southwest Territory in 1790
The Washington District, as it appeared on Abraham Bradley's 1796 postal map
The Mero District, as it appeared on Bradley's 1796 postal map

The Treaty brought lands south of the French Broad River and east of the divide between Little River and the Little Tennessee River (essentially modern Cocke, Sevier and Blount counties) under U.S. control, and guaranteed the Territory use of a road between the Washington and Mero districts, as well as the Tennessee River.