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Governor John Sevier Home

1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Hwy., Knoxville, TN , USA
Telephone: (865) 573-5508

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 53' 47.796", -83° 52' 35.92524"
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John Sevier (1745-1815), early pioneer, Indian fighter, governor of the failed State of Franklin, and first governor of Tennessee, built a plantation home, which he called Marble Springs, when he came to the state capital, Knoxville, in 1796. The site had been a way station for travelers along the road to Knoxville. He and his wife, Bonny Kate, lived at Marble Springs until his death.

Governor John Sevier House

The only original building, the two-story main cabin, has been restored and furnished with Sevier family items and other frontier pieces. Additions include a kitchen, a loom house, a smokehouse, a spring house, and a barn. The Walker Cabin, circa 1830, has been moved to the site and features artifacts and a video presentation. Modern facilities include a pavilion and an outdoor stage. The property was purchased by the state in 1941.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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