Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Porter Academy

Marker ID: THC 1E 59
Location: TN 33, Blount County, in Maryville, TN, Wildwood Road
County: Blount
Waymark: None


Chartered in 1806. Opened in 1808. Occupied two different Maryville sites from 1808 to the Civil War. Reopened at Wildwood in 1872 on a five-acre tract donated by Thomas J. Pritchett and wife Mary. Academy land and buildings were deeded to Blount County i