Located in deep South Knoxville, Marble Springs was the longtime home of the state of Tennessee’s first governor , John Sevier (1745-1815)
A Revolutionary War hero, and noted Indian fighter, John Sevier became a hero at the Battle of King’s Mountain in 1780, and played a critical role in the ultimately unsuccessful State of Franklin before Tennessee was founded.
A Historic Site since 1941, Marble Springs is an approximation of the 350-acre farm where Sevier lived from 1801-1815. The site is named Marble Springs because of the old quarry quarry here coupled with the natural spring.
You can tour several of the historic structures designed to represent and inform the customs during Sevier’s tenure here, including:
Managed by the Governor John Sevier Memorial Association, the organization’s mission is to preserve the historical and natural landscape of Marble Springs State Historic Site for future generations and to inspire learning about the life and times of John Sevier through creative engagement.
Marble Springs offers a variety of engaging educational programs ranging from basket weaving to muzzle-loading workshops, as well as offers school trips for schools, and other entertaining programs throughout the year.
Located at: 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920. Admission Charge.
Visit Marble Spring’s official website to learn more about this fascinating historical treasure.
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