Historic Markers Across Tennessee

William Bennett Scott, Sr. ca. 1821 - 1885

Marker ID: THC 1E 109
Location: at the intersection of West Lamar Alexander Parkway (U.S. 321) and Cates Street, Maryville, TN
County: Blount
Coordinates: N 35° 45.144    W 083° 58.252
  35.7524    -83.97086666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


William B. Scott, Sr., a free Black, migrated to East Tennessee in 1847 after increased racial tension in North Carolina. He made harnesses and saddles in Blount County’s Quaker community of Friendsville until the Civil War. In Knoxville, during the War,