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Governor John Sevier Home

1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Hwy., Knoxville TN, USA

Phone: (865) 573-5508

Gov. John Sevier Home     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.
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.
ter: WinWednesday-Friday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and closed Sunday-Tuesday. Summer: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and closed Monday. Call for current hours.





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