ca. 1821 - 1885William 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, Scott learned the trade of printing. Later moving to Nashville, in April 1865 he founded The Colored Tennessean, the first newspaper for African Americans in Tennessee. In 867, he moved his press to Maryville.
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|Marker Number||1 E 109|
|Placed By||Tennessee Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 1:17am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 231369 N 3960557|
|Decimal Degrees||35.75240000, -83.97086667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 45.144', W 83° 58.252'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 45' 8.64" N, 83° 58' 15.12" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville TN 37801, US|
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