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The City of Maryville, formerly known as Fort Craig was the first settlement in the area near Pistol Creek. The fort was built in 1785 to protect settlers from Indian attack. In 1786, the first church was established and constructed of hewn logs. And so began the story of Maryville!
Currently, Maryville's downtown offers the community and visitors entertainment, office, restaurant, retail, recreation, government, education and religious institutions, medical, and housing opportunities. In addition, the Blount County Library and scheduled community programs further improves the downtown's position in attracting individuals and families.