IMAGES From Nostalgiaville
TENNESSEE-
(SEQUOAH HILLS GREENWAY)- KNOX COUNTY- KNOXVILLE, TN  7-30-06

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An extraordinary ride along the river and past some of the nicer homes in the Knoxville area.  Flowers and flowering trees abound from spring through fall.  But watch out... for here among the savage beauty lurks... yes... the dreaded H-I-L-L-S.  Note the switchbacks near the entrance at position 5... and be forewarned!

 

1 Mile 0.00 WEST GREENWAY ENTRANCE
We begin our adventure at an entrance to Sequoyah Hills Park.  The Greenway consists of a paved trail on a small causeway in the middle of the roadway. We take note of a multi-million dollar plus cottage near the entrance.

PETER BLOW FERRY
Near this site is the former landing of the ferry that served the Peter Blow farm.  Peter Blow came to Knoxville in the 1890's and operated Southern Brass and Iron Company (present day site of the Tennessee Theatre).  In 1910 he sold the business and moved his family to a four hundred acre farm by the river, which was reached by way of Blow's Ferry.  Blows Ferry Road takes its name from this ferry.

 

 

2 Mile 0.90 INDIAN MOUND

INDIAN MOUND
This earthen mound marks the location of an Indian village.  Such mounds were built between 1300 and 1500 AD.  They served as a base upon which a structure was placed overlooking the village plaza.

BURIAL MOUND
This mound was constructed by Native Americans between AD 900 - 1100 and contains the remains of individuals who lived in nearby settlements.  The mound was reduced in height due to agriculture and excavations in the early 19th Century.  Another excellent example can be seen behind the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine on Neyland Drive.

 

 

3 Mile 1.00 SEQUOYAH HILLS PARK

Yes, Mabel... there's a pottie here... and drinking water too.

Plenty of parking for the trusty Tracker... and we're on the bicycle and off in a cloud of dust. Brilliant flowering shrubs and trees are at their peak.

 

 

4 Mile 1.50 TALAHI

When the dogwood trees bloom, the path becomes the Sequoyah Hill dogwood trail

The homes and the landscaping is extraordinary throughout the Greenway.

TALAHI
In recognition of the vision and achievement of Robert L Foust, creator of this subdivision.

 

 

5 Mile 2.65 EAST GREENWAY ENTRANCE
The eastern most entrance is at the intersection of Kingston Pike & Cherokee Boulevard

E V AND J W FERRELL
In honor of the brothers who developed the natural beauty of this river-lined area into the premier residential community proudly known as Sequoyah Hills.

 

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