Blount County Children's Home closes

Blount County Children's Home closes

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The Blount County Children's Home closed on Wednesday. The Blount County Children's Home closed on Wednesday.

MARYVILLE (WATE) - Blount County's historic Children's Home closed Wednesday after 119 years of service.

The organization's director said it closed down  after a vote earlier in the month by the board of directors.

6 News last visited the children's home in 2012. At the time, it was facing a back tax bill of more than $30,000.

The home had not housed children since 2003, following a landmark court case, but still served kids through a visitation program, parenting classes and a program to help teens quit smoking.

Officials hope to continue those programs at other locations.

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