Blount Mansion celebrates Constitution Day at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Speakers include state Sen. Doug Overbey of Maryville and City Council member Marshall Stair. The public is invited.
The U.S. Constitution was signed 229 years ago on Sept 17, 1787. William Blount signed for North Carolina, which then included parts of Tennessee. Blount served as governor of the Southwest Territory from 1790 to 1796, appointed by President Washington.