Alexander McMillan House

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Alexander McMillan House
Alexander McMillan House is located in Tennessee
Alexander McMillan House
Nearest city Knoxville, Tennessee
Coordinates 36°0′37″N 89°46′1″W / 36.01028°N 89.76694°W / 36.01028; -89.76694Coordinates: 36°0′37″N 89°46′1″W / 36.01028°N 89.76694°W / 36.01028; -89.76694
Area 2.5 acres (1.0 ha)
Built by Alexander McMillan
Architectural style Side gable L-plan
Governing body Private
MPS Knoxville and Knox County MPS
NRHP Reference # 01000504[1]
Added to NRHP May 10, 2001

The Alexander McMillan House is a historic home located at 7703 Strawberry Plains Pike in Knox County, Tennessee. It was constructed in 1785 by Alexander McMillan (1749–1837), an early Knox County pioneer.

Alexander McMillan arrived in Knox County in 1783 and purchased one of the original land grants that the state of North Carolina had authorized in the Land "Grab" Act of 1783, under which the state's western lands were offered for sale at a price of ten pounds for 100 acres (40 ha).[2] He built the house in 1785. An addition was made on its front side in 1810 and a third room was added in 1860. The home was owned by his descendants until the middle of the 20th century.[3]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Historic and Architectural Resources in Knoxville and Knox County, Tennessee". National Park Service. 1994. 
  3. ^ "East County Sector Plan". Knoxville Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission. February 2010. pp. 24–25.