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Blountville Historic District - Blountville, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 31.991 W 082° 19.557
17S E 381301 N 4043906
Quick Description: This historic district is a stretch of "Old Stage Road" as would have been visited by Presidents Jackson, Polk, and Johnson.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 2/2/2009 2:16:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM5QFA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 5

Long Description:
The district is a section of Hwy TN126 running through town. I spent one morning checking out the older buildings for this waymark.

From Wikipedia, we learn: "The area that is now Blountville is thought to have been the location of a longhunter fort prior to its permanent settlement. The site of the town was part of a tract of about 600 acres (240 ha) of land bought by James Brigham in 1782. In 1792 Brigham gave 30 acres (12 ha) to Sullivan County for use as a county seat and established a hotel nearby. By 1830, the settlement had 209 residents, two churches, six stores, two taverns, ten mechanics, one doctor, and one lawyer. So I have photographed one of the churches and tavern/inn.

Street address:
Center of Blountville along both sides of TN 126
Blountville, TN USA
37620


County / Borough / Parish: Sullivan County

Year listed: 1973

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1750-1799, 1800-1824, 1825-1849, 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924

Historic function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Government

Current function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Education

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and brief account of your visit. Include any additional observations or information that you may have, particularly about the current condition of the site. Additional photos are highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
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