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Maryville, TN

About MaryvilleIn 1785 Scot-Irish farmers from Virginia settled along Pistol Creek in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains. The settlement was named Maryville, after Gov. William Blount's wife, Mary, when it became the seat of newly carved Blount County 10 years later. Agriculture, lumber production and textile milling sustained the community throughout the 19th century; the economy was boosted considerably in 1914 when the Aluminum Company of America opened a plant nearby, creating hundreds of jobs for area residents.

Maryville is home to Maryville College, a private liberal arts school founded in 1819. The entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 20 miles east via US 321.

Visitor Centers Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Authority 201 S. Washington St. Maryville, TN 37804. Phone:(865)983-2241 or (800)525-6834

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Maryville, TN

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