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Rural Mount, State Route 160, Morristown, Hamblen County, TN



B&W Photos

HB1082632
Overall View Of House From West As Seen From Entrance Drive

HB1082633
General View Of House And Environs From West

HB1082634
General View From Northwest

HB1082635
General View From Southwest

HB1082636
West (front) Side

HB1082637
West Front

HB1082638
East Rear And North End

HB1082639
Looking South Along West Front

HB1082640
South End

HB1082641
Center Stair Hall, First Floor, From West

HB1082642
Detail Of Stairs, First Floor, Center Hall

HB1082643
Detail Of Fireplace, First Floor, North Parlor, North Wall


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Location
State Route 160 vicinity, Morristown%2Bvicinity, TN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TN-203
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-36).
Significance: Rural Mount was reputedly built in 1799 by Alexander Outlaw for his son-in-law Joseph Hamilton. Both of these men were instrumental in founding the States of Franklin and later of Tennessee. Rural Mount commands an impressive hilltop position overlooking the valleys of the Nolichucky River and its tributaries. Its random ashlar limestone construction is similar to several houses of the period in this vicinity. The interior stair brackets and mantelpieces resemble designs illustrated in late eighteenth century builder's handbooks.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERALL VIEW OF HOUSE FROM WEST AS SEEN FROM ENTRANCE DRIVE
2. GENERAL VIEW OF HOUSE AND ENVIRONS FROM WEST
3. GENERAL VIEW FROM NORTHWEST
4. GENERAL VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST
5. WEST (FRONT) SIDE
6. WEST FRONT
7. EAST REAR AND NORTH END
8. LOOKING SOUTH ALONG WEST FRONT
9. SOUTH END
10. CENTER STAIR HALL, FIRST FLOOR, FROM WEST
11. DETAIL OF STAIRS, FIRST FLOOR, CENTER HALL
12. DETAIL OF FIREPLACE, FIRST FLOOR, NORTH PARLOR, NORTH WALL


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