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Marble Springs State Historic Farmstead

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Original home of the Governor John Sevier includes loom house, tavern, smokehouse and half-cantilever barn.
Information on Marble Springs/John Sevier Memorial Association: Marble Springs is operated by the Gov. John Sevier Memorial Association (GJSMA), a non-profit group dedicated to preserving the memory of John Sevier and his way of life. Memberships are available for anyone interested in GJSMA. Benefits of GJSMA membership include, a ten percent Trading Post discount, newsletters and updates about the site, program announcements and VIP invitations to special events.  Funds raised assist GJSMA in providing affordable educational programming and preservation of the historic site. For further information about the John Sevier Memorial Association, please call: (865) 573-5508 or Email: [email protected]
Background Information on John Sevier: John Sevier was born on Sept 23rd 1745. He became Tennessees first governor in 1796. John Sevier obtained the property in the late 1780s. The farm was named Marble Springs after the springs located on the property that flowed throughout the year, as well as the Tennessee Rose marble deposits that surrounded the area. The main house was completed in the late 1790s. Today Marble Springs consists of Seviers house, a tavern, loom house, spring house, smoke house, trading post and a half cantilever barn. Marble Springs was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
January - February11am - 5pm Saturdays1pm - 5pm SundaysWeekdays by appointment only.  24 hour advance notice required for weekday tours.
March - DecemberWednesday - Saturday 10am - 5pmSunday Noon - 5pmClosed Monday & Tuesday
Guided Tour of the Historic Structures:$4 AdultsChildren 10 & under Free
Admission to the site is free.  Parking is free.
Group rates are available upon request.  Please call at least 48 hours in advance to make group tour reservations.

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