Maryville has received a number of accolades for its quality of life.
Maryville is a short distance from popular tourist destinations such as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge.
Polly Tool, an African-American slave, rescued most of the records.
A historic Cherokee village known as "Elajay" was situated at the confluence of Ellejoy Creek (named after the village) and the Little River. Ensign Henry Timberlake passed through the village in 1762 while returning from his expedition to the Overhill villages to the west. In 1785, Revolutionary War veteran John Craig built a wooden palisade enclosing cabins at what is known as Fort Craig (or Craig's Station) at present-day Maryville.
Such stations were built throughout the frontier to defend settlers against attacks from the Cherokee.
The project failed to attract business back to the downtown locations; instead retailers moved to the new Foothills Mall a few years later. Senator Lamar Alexander was born in Maryville in 1940. He ran unsuccessful campaigns for president in 19, both times announcing his candidacy for the Republican Party from his hometown of Maryville. A number of small suburbs— including Wildwood, Ellejoy, and Clover Hill— surround Maryville to the east and west.
The downtown area remained in decline until the 2000s (decade), when the city agreed to reverse many of the "Now Town" changes. Alexander served as Governor of Tennessee from 1979–1987 and Secretary of Education (1991–1993) under President George H. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.8 square miles (43.5 km of 2010, there were 27,465 people, 10,712 households, and 7,028 families.