Blount County, which includes Townsend, Maryville, and Alcoa, is in East Tennessee at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is accessible by Interstates 40 & 75, with exits to U.S routes 321, 129, and Pellissippi Parkway (I-140).
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The magnificent Smoky Mountains are on the southeastern portion of this county. Maryville and Alcoa are only 20 minutes from Knoxville and the interstates. Drive an additional 30 minutes on Hwy. 321 to Townsend and the entrance to the National Park. Townsend is located 30 minutes from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Dollywood.
Download the Blount County area map: Blount County Map
Distance to Major Cities
- Atlanta - 250 miles
- Asheville - 104 miles
- Knoxville - 30 miles
- Memphis - 401 miles
- Chattanooga - 146 miles
- Nashville - 195 miles
- Only 30 minutes from: Dollywood & Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville
- Only 40 minutes from: Knoxville & Oak Ridge
- Only 60 minutes from: The Lost Sea, Museum of Appalachia, & Cherokee, NC
- Under 2 hours from several Tennessee State Parks