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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Visit to Marble Springs-John Sevier Farmstead-Knoxville

25 May 2016

Our last day in Knoxville we spent touring Marble Springs,James White's Fort and Mabry-Hazen House.

I will write separate blogs on these.

Marble Springs is the farmstead of Governor John Sevier, the first governor of Tennessee and built circa 1797. He served 6 terms as governor in Knoxville and was a Revolutionary War Hero. He is buried on the grounds of the Knoxville Court House. There are stone markers of his two wives next to his grave, but they are buried elsewhere. He fathered 19 children between the two wives, the first dying in childbirth. Sevier died at Fort Decatur in Alabama in 1815 of unknown illness.

John Sevier Grave

1st wife Marker

2nd Wife Marker

The farmstead was originally 355 acres and is now 35. The remaining acres consists of tavern,kitchen,smoke house,spring house,loom house and trading post. Sevier named his property for the Tennessee Rose Marble that was quarried on site and the natural springs that flow on the property. The two story log cabin was built in 1800.




Original two story house 1800

Closer View

While there as I was browsing the small gift shop, bought Colt and Cade elk whistles made from elk antlers. Thought it would be something unique for them.

Elk Whistles

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