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Livability Blount County, TN

One of Tennessee’s oldest counties, Blount County was the 10th created in Tennessee when a part of Knox County was separated by the Territorial Legislature in 1795. Named after William Blount, governor of the Southwest Territory, the growing county is home to several distinct communities that offer residents a standout quality of life.

There certainly is plenty to see and do in Blount County, beginning with Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Sprawling across more than 522,000 acres, the appeal of the park is obvious, with hundreds of miles of trails, more than 2,000 miles of streams and rivers, 100-plus waterfalls and magnificent vistas.

But there is even more outdoors to enjoy in Blount County. This includes the 14-mile Vee Hollow mountain bike trail system in Townsend, the scenic Little River (which runs out of the national park and cuts across the county for 33 miles before joining the Tennessee River), and the Maryville-Alcoa Greenway, a 15-mile paved trail.

A diverse economy continues to power Blount County, with strong sectors like advanced manufacturing, education, health care, retail and tourism. More than 100 manufacturing companies do business in Blount County. DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee is the county’s largest employer with about 4,000 workers. Another major employer is the 279-bed Blount Memorial Hospital, located in Maryville and a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

Livability Blount County, Tennessee is sponsored by Blount Partnership.

In This Issue

Where to Live Now

Moving to Blount County? Here are 6 Communities to Consider

Experiences & Adventures

Outdoor Adventures Await in Blount County

Where to Live Now

7 Reasons You Should Move to Blount County Right Now

Education, Careers & Opportunity

Blount County, TN, Means Business

Where to Live Now

Why Blount County, TN, is a Great Place to Live

Experiences & Adventures

8 Must-Do Outdoor Activities in Blount County

Love Where You Live

Mountain Magic: The Arts are Alive in Blount County

Love Where You Live

Blount County’s Downtown Boom

Experiences & Adventures

6 Places to Spend the Weekend in Townsend, TN

Education, Careers & Opportunity

Blount County Schools Give Students a Smart Start

Education, Careers & Opportunity

Why Businesses are Moving to Blount County, TN

Healthy Places

Blount County, TN, is in Good Health

Where to Live Now

Transportation is Cutting-Edge in Blount County

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