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Fort Blount-Williamsburg Site

Fort Blount was a frontier fort and federal outpost located along the Cumberland River in Jackson county. Fort Blount was created 1794 in order to protect settlers and travelers going from east Tennessee to Middle Tennesssee. The fort also provided an important stopover for migrants and merchants and thus was a good trading spot. Eventually the fort was demolished around the 1800's, and the community of Williamsburg was developed. Williamsburg then became the county seat for the newly formed Jackson County untill 1818. Wiliamsburg would remain the seat of government for Jackson county untill 1818, when the people voted to move the seat to a more central location, and the city of Gainesboro was established. Today the historical sites of Williamsburg and Fort Blount remain, and have been placed on the national registry of historical places. 

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2399 Smith Bend Ln
Gainesboro, Tennessee 38562

Phone: (931) 268-0971
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Blount

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