Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
James Park House
The Foundation for this house was laid by Governor John Sevier on a block bought from Knoxville founder James White in 1797. James Park, pioneer merchant and Knoxville's second mayor, completed the main house in 1812. His son, Dr. James Park occupied the house until 1912. It subsequently housed a War Work Shop and tearoom for the Red Cross, the Reaves-Leach infirmary, and the Knoxville Academy of Medicine. The Gulf & Ohio Railways renovated the house in 2006.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 115.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
Location. 35° 57.697′ N, 83° 55.122′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Street and Cumberland Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville TN 37902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Krutch (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Albert Milani (about 300 feet away); Lawson McGhee Library (about 500 feet away); Knoxville: A Divided City (about 500 feet away); Treaty of the Holston (about 600 feet away); Knox County World War II Memorial (about 600 feet away); Old Knox County Courthouse (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
Also see . . .
1. James Park_House. Wikipedia article (Submitted on June 7, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
2. G&O's headquarters. The James Park House is the second oldest structure in Knoxville and features Knoxville's oldest foundation dating back to 1797. (Submitted on June 7, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 7, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. 2. submitted on July 25, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. 3. submitted on June 7, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. 4. submitted on July 25, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.