Wednesday, July 8, 2009


July 8, 2009---Another day of making like tourists. First stop was the Mabry-Hazen house. Elegant home of the Victorian and Civil War periods. Has a very large collection of original furnishings. Housing three generations of the same family from 1858-1987, this house served as headquarters for the Confederate and the Union troops. William Blount was a signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Walking along Gay Street headed for Hill Street we found the Memorial for John Sevier where he is buried on the grounds of the Courthouse. Notice the canons on display in front of the Courthouse. Visited the John Sevier's home yesterday.

Walked on down to Hill Street and located the Blount Mansion. This was the first frame home built west of the Alleganey Mountains. Contructed in 1792 on a hill with a view of the Tennessee River. Today the structure is dwarfed by the high rise building located on the north side of Hill Street.

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