Anderson Townhouse - Blountville, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 31.983 W 082° 19.546
17S E 381317 N 4043891
Quick Description: The Anderson House is a two-story hewn log building where early commissioners and justices stayed for business at the Sullivan County Courthouse.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 2/1/2009 2:28:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM5Q3E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly
Views: 11

Long Description:
A sign with lots of text, so good for this catch-all category. It reads: Anderson Townhouse
The log section of Anderson Townhouse was built in 1792/95. It housed the first town commissioners of Blountville: Richard Gammon (1750-1833), Major George Maxwell (1751-1821), and Colonel John Anderson (1750-1817). All these men served the American Revolution and held important civil offices. John Anderson, who lived and worked at the townhouse when in Blountville on commissioner duties, was the owner of the well-known blockhouse of the famed Wilderness Road. In addition to the town commissioners, the house has been home to a number of Presbyterian and Methodist ministers as well as Joseph Anderson, one of the founders of modern Bristol.
The kitchen burned about 1811. Successive owners by 1826 added the frame back wing and made general improvements in the interior.
As a part of America's bicentennial celebration the house was purchased in 1974 by the Sullivan County Historical Commission with funds donated by individuals, clubs and businesses and a grant from the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. (1976).
Group that erected the marker: Sullivan County Historical Commission

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Hwy 126
Blountville, TN USA
37620


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