Maryville is nestled at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Maryville is located in Blount County and is 20 miles south of Knoxville. Maryville is nestled at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Maryville was named after Mary Grainger Blount, wife of the territorial governor William Blount. Blount County was named after him.
Maryville is home to Maryville College, a private four-year liberal arts college. The Foothills Craft Guild is headquartered in Maryville.
Maryville has 16 major employers.
One of the most anticipated events in the southeast takes place annually in Maryville in October. The Foothills Fall Festival features three days of amazing world class concerts, juried arts and crafts, and activities, shows, and much more for the whole family.
Blount County is situated close to Knoxville and has a rich culture of arts and crafts and music.
Blount County was settled in 1785 and named after territorial governor William Blount, an American statesman and land speculator, and a signer of the United States Constitution. U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander was born in Maryville. Alexander served as Governor of Tennessee from 1979–1987 and Secretary of Education (1991–1993) under the first President George H. W. Bush.
The county seat is Maryville.
Newspapers: (print / digital) The Daily Times
Blount County Population: 123,010 (2010)
Government: Blount County Government
Business: Blount County Chamber of Commerce
Genealogy: Blount County Genealogy | Blount County History
Blount County Geneological & Historical Society
There are over 136 churches in Blount County and a major medical center.