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The City of Maryville, with a population of 24,000, is located south of Knoxville in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains. Maryville was established on July 11, 1795, by an act of the General Assembly of the Territory South of the Ohio River. Located in Blount County, Maryville was named in honor of Mary Grainger Blount, wife of Governor William Blount. The county was named in honor of Governor Blount. Almost a year later, on June 1, 1796, the State of Tennessee became the 16th state in the Union.
In 1819, Southern and Western Theological Seminary was opened. The name was changed to Maryville College in 1842. Maryville has an active program for preserving its heritage. This is best seen in the redevelopment and preservation of downtown Maryville. Many historic structures in downtown Maryville remain and have continuous use.
Currently, Maryville's downtown offers the community and visitors entertainment, office, restaurant, retail, recreation, government, education, and religious institutions, medical, and housing opportunities. In addition, the Blount County Library and scheduled community programs will further improve downtown's position in attracting individuals and families throughout the weekdays and weekends. A 19 mile walking trail connects Maryville and Alcoa, and runs the length of Bicentennial Greenbelt Park and downtown Maryville.
Maryville is business friendly, encouraging the creation of locally owned small businesses. Maryville is also the headquarters for Clayton Homes, Inc., which employees 1500 locally and 14,000 nationwide, and for Ruby Tuesday, Inc., which has over 900 locations worldwide.
Maryville, which operates its own independent school system, has four elementary schools. There is one intermediate school, one middle school, and one high school. Maryville schools are known for their quality educational programs, and the entire system is ranked among the top five in the State of Tennessee.
Maryville is served by a branch of Pellissippi State Community College.
Maryville is served by Blount Memorial Hospital located in Maryville and also by other medical facilities in Blount and Knox Counties.
Maryville College is a well known and highly respected liberal arts college with an enrollment of 1200 students, affiliated voluntarily with the Presbyterian Church in the USA. The East Tennessee Japanese Schools, Inc. is located at Maryville College. A little known but interesting connection with the Japanese to Maryville College is that football was introduced to Maryville College intramurals by a Japanese exchange student. When Vanderbilt University organized a varsity football team in 1886, it was probably the first Tennessee college to do so. Maryville College began playing intramural games in 1889 under coach, captain, and quarterback Kin Takahashi, who made many other notable non-football contributions to Maryville College. Maryville College has a history of leading breakthroughs, including the early admission and education of women, minorities, native Americans, and disadvantaged people of Appalachia.
Maryville is conveniently located 17 miles from downtown Knoxville, 8 miles to Knoxville's McGhee Tyson Airport, just 18 miles to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and 10 miles to Ft. Loudon Lake. It is located on U.S. routes 321, 411, and 1269, and I-140 and numerous state routes.
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