Marble Springs State Historic Site is the last remaining home of John Sevier. Born in Virginia in 1745, John Sevier made a name for himself as a Revolutionary War Hero during the Battle of Kings Mountain (1780), a key player & Governor of the short-lived State of Franklin (1784-1788), and ultimately was elected to serve as the first Governor of the State of Tennessee (1796).
Marble Springs was the approximate 350 acre farm that Sevier lived on from 1801-1815, the last years of his life. Sevier named his farm Marble Springs because of the Tennessee Rose Marble that was quarried on site and the natural springs that flowed on the property.
While visiting Marble Springs, you will have the opportunity to tour several historic structures that are designed to represent various aspects of John Sevier’s life & times. These structures include: The Tavern, The Loom House, The Smoke House, The Spring House & the John Sevier Cabin and detached kitchen.Phone: 865-573-5508
Address: 1220 West Gov. John Sevier Highway Knoxville, TN 37920 Winter 2017 Hours: Open Saturdays 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sundays 12:00pm to 4:00pm until March 1 Tours: Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm to 5:00pm (or by appointment) Website: www.marblesprings.net