Marble Springs Farm, Knox County

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Marble Springs is a 30+ acre farm that once belonged to Tennessee governor John Sevier. This summer the Friends group at Marble Springs asked me to start working with them on a series of assessments that can identify needs and opportunities for the property’s heritage development.

Two weeks ago with a team consisting of Heritage Area preservation specialist Jessica White, CHP doctoral assistant Ginna Cannon, new grad student Brad eatherly and Ashley Poe of the State Museum who is also starting the MA program at MTSU, we got the first fieldwork underway.

Marble Springs is a jewel of a site: enough land to interpret the early plantation landscape, enough marble deposits to explore that neglected theme, the historic log complex, and important family pieces of furniture.

Keep check this blog as I add more about our discoveries over the fall and winter.

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