Introduction to Maryville, Tennessee
The city of Maryville is the county seat of Blount County. In 1785, John Craig, a Revolutionary War veteran, established Fort Craig in the area in order to protect settlers from Native American tribes. John Craig donated about 50 acres of land next to his fort for the establishment of the town. The city was named in honor of Mary Grainger, the wife of Gov. William Blount.
Maryville and nearby Attractions
- Frank H. McClung Museum
- American Museum of Science and Energy
- East Tennessee Discovery Center
- Big Ridge State Park
- Norris Dam State Park
- Oak Ridge Art Center
Things To Do In Maryville
Popular shopping destinations in the area include the Foothills Plaza Shopping Center and the Foothills Mall Shopping Center. Everett Park, Sandy Springs Park, Amerine Park and Bicentennial Park offer multiple opportunities for outdoor recreation. Mount View Church, Second Presbyterian Church, First Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Everett Hills Baptist Church are the local houses of worship. The city hosts the Foothills Fall Festival every October.
Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport is nearby.
Maryville Higher Education
The local institution of higher education is Maryville College. Other nearby institutions include Roane State Community College, the University of Tennessee and Carson-Newman College.