Rich in Revolutionary and Civil War History and Rhetoric
Blountville can be an afternoon or evening filled with humor and heritage - great for history buffs and perfect for combining with our evening lantern-led tour of Jonesborough.
|Which families still have representatives haunting several of historic Blountville's downtown structures? What early frontier mysteries lie buried, or hidden throughout the town? Learn about one of the areas most famous stagecoach drivers and Tennessee's oldest wagon road. What famous historical figure inacted one of the greatest jail breaks of the early 20th century?|
The Old Jail and Sheriff's Residence
The Deery Inn ~ Blountville, Tennessee
|Learn about the historic and tragic Civil War "Battle of Blountville" which occurred throughout the town in 1863, as well as the mysterious Civil War Ghost of Anderson Hall who still seeks justice for his tragic and untimely demise...|
As we continue our tour, you will learn about the old Rogers Hotel and the James Tavern owned by an ancestor of the infamous Jessie James, who perhaps still visits this once bustling Village of Blount. You'll also discover how a devistating flood changed the town forever, but how Blountville's 'people of the past' are still coming and going there still today...
In addition, everyone is invited to come and visit the newly restored "Deery Inn", which is thought to be very haunted, before we engage in the lantern-lit tour of the town. The Deery opened it's doors to the public for the first time in Summer 2007 and is one of the featured stops along our tour route. The results of our investigations throughout the Historic District are available on our Store...
This tour departs from The Old Jail and Sheriff's Residence located behind the Sullivan County Courthouse located at 3411 Highway 126 in Blountville, Tennessee - zip 37617 for those with GPS locators. Please call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations and directions...
|January Through December|
Haunted Historic Blountville GhostWalk
Energy / Difficulty Level - Low to Medium
Please call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations.
|THE FULL DAY HAUNTED VACATION ITINERARY INCLUDES:|
- Tour of Haunted and Historic Appalachian Caverns
- The Afternoon "Haunted Historic Blountville GhostWalk"
- Tour of the Haunted and Historic Deery Inn (Limited Availability)
- Dinner at Cheddar's Restaurant in Johnson City, TN
- Lantern-Led "Haunted Historic Jonesborough GhostWalk"
TOUR TIMES VARY SEASONALLY. PLEASE CALL FOR START TIMES AND RESERVATIONS.
Use the following directions to Appalachian GhostWalks' "Haunted Historic Blountville GhostWalk" if driving from Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Tennessee just a short distance by way of Interstate 40 East and Interstate 81 North to the Sullivan County Courthouse.
Directions to the "Haunted Historic Blountville GhostWalk"
From Highway US-441 take Highway 66 North for 8.47 miles; Merge onto Interstate I-40 East for 13.77 miles; Merge onto Interstate I-81 North toward the left toward Bristol, TN; Take Exit 69 Highway TN-394 toward Blountville for 0.27 miles; Turn RIGHT onto Highway TN-394 S and go for 0.65 miles; Turn LEFT into the parking lot of the old sheriff's residence up on the hill behind the Sullivan County Courthouse located at 3411 Highway 126 in Blountville, Tennessee 37617; Total Estimated Time: 1 hour, 44 minutes; Total Distance: 99.87 miles...
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