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Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

James White

Founder of Knoxville

 
 
James White Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, May 9, 2014
1. James White Marker
Inscription. Erected the city's first dwelling in this block in 1786. White's Fort was later constructed to surround the house. Knoxville was named for Henry Knox, Washington's Secretary of War, and was chosen by Governor William Blount as capital of the territory of the United States south of the Ohio River in 1790-91
 
Location. 35° 57.77′ N, 83° 54.722′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Drive north of East Hill Drive, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on the exterior wall of James White's Fort Historic Site across the street from the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville TN 37915, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chisholm Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blount Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Andrew Johnson Office Plaza (approx. ¼ mile away); Commemorating the Treaty of Holston (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Knox County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Knox County World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Treaty of the Holston (approx. 0.3 miles away); Knoxville: A Divided City (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
James White Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Manning, May 9, 2014
2. James White Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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