Blount County (Maryville, Alcoa, Rockford)

Blount County includes Maryville, Alcoa, and Rockford, and each city has its own unique charm. Blount County was first established in 1795. The name was chosen to commemorate the Territorial Governor, William Blount.

Currently, Blount County is home to one of the Denso Manufacturing Plants and a new Amazon Warehouse. That means there are plenty of employment opportunities available no matter which city you live in. Additionally, Blount County is the closest you will get to McGhee Tyson Airport, so it's perfect for frequent flyers. In town, there are plenty of options to live, work, eat and play.

There’s also a local hospital that’s well-equipped to take care of your medical needs. Although all three cities have excellent schools, Maryville, which the locals pronounce as “Mairvul,” has an extremely well-sought-after public school system. Due to its proximity to the quiet side of the Smokies (Townsend), Blount County boasts a variety of stunning natural sights. There are multiple waterfalls, parks, scenic roads, and trails.

There's even the Tuckaleechee Caverns, where you can explore incredible underground caves and stalagmites. It’s safe to say that Blount County has something for everyone. Adults can visit the friendly and knowledgeable staff at DiamondJack Wine Bar, or you can take your children out for an educational trip to the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center.

Blount County is home to various historical sites and landmarks that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. You can take a trip to The Underground Railroad or the Historic Swinging Bridge. There’s also the Dungeon of Darkness Haunted Castle for anyone looking for options that are off the beaten path.

Blount County covers a wide area, and encompasses numerous zip codes, including 37803, 37804, 37801, 37865, 37777, 37701, 37737, 37742, 37886, 37853, 37882, 37878, and 37802.

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