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Ambrose M. Paine Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3292

This collection houses correspondence and legal documents showing the construction of the Indian Gap Road, which was intended to facilitate movement between East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. The state and local governments of both states, however, faced many obstacles in this collaboration. The road's success depended on the assurance that North Carolina would resume construction of the road upon reaching the Tennessee/North Carolina border. Community groups in Sevier county led by Judge Ambrose M. Paine did much of the research required to reach the necessary agreements between the two states.

Dates

  • 1923 September 25-1936 November 24

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

2.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses correspondence and legal documents showing the construction of the Indian Gap Road, which was intended to facilitate movement between East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. The state and local governments of both states, however, faced many obstacles in this collaboration. The road's success depended on the assurance that North Carolina would resume construction of the road upon reaching the Tennessee/North Carolina border. Community groups in Sevier county led by Judge Ambrose M. Paine did much of the research required to reach the necessary agreements between the two states.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ambrose Miller Paine was born on July 24, 1866 to Reverend Smith Ferguson and Susan E. (Watson) Paine. He entered the University of Tennessee in 1900 and graduated with his LLB degree on June 18, 1901. He was elected first Mayor of Sevierville on May 2, 1901 and served at this post until 1904. Paine was also an active businessman and leader in the state Democratic Party. Governor Tom Rye appointed him to the judgeship of the Second Circuit Court of the State of Tennessee in 1916. Paine died on September 20, 1947 and is buried in Sevier County.

Arrangement

This collection consists of two boxes.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480