Everything You Need To Know About Tennessee's Annual Statehood Day Festival
What: Annual Statehood Day Festival
When: Saturday, June 3rd, 10am-4pm
Where: Marble Springs State Historic Site / 1220 W Governor John Sevier Hwy. Knoxville, TN 37920
Why: To celebrate the 227th birthday of the great state of Tennessee
Who: Anyone! This is a FREE Family Event
Celebrate the great state of Tennessee for it's 227th Birthday. There will be local craft vendors, re-enactors, live performances, historical lectures, and more!
This will be a fun event for the whole family and it's FREE!
Marble Springs State Historic Site is the home of Governor John Sevier. Marble Springs State Historic Site is the last home and farm of John Sevier, Tennessee's first governor, who was elected in 1796. Sevier served six terms as Tennessee governor in Knoxville, the state's first capital city. He also acted as the first and only governor of the short-lived State of Franklin. Sevier was a congressman from the Eastern District for four terms, a high-ranking officer in the North Carolina militia, and a hero at the 1780 battle of Kings Mountain against the British. Farmer, trader, land speculator, soldier, politician, husband, and father of 18 children, John Sevier embodied the pioneer spirit of the day.
The Governor John Sevier Memorial Association seeks to preserve the historical and natural landscape of Marble Springs State Historic Site for future generations and to inspire learning about the life and time of John Sevier through creative engagement.
Information and photos were taken from marblesprings.net and Marble Springs State Historic Site Facebook page.