Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Rotary Club of Knoxville
Erected 2015 by Rotary Club of Knoxville.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Parks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Rotary International series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 3, 1915.
Location. 35° 57.794′ N, 83° 55.189′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Clinch Avenue, 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. Burn Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds (about 400 feet away); Lawson McGhee Library (about 400 feet away); Knoxville's Old Custom House / Fiddlin' Bob Taylor (about 400 feet away); Charles Krutch (about 600 feet away); Krutch Park (about 600 feet away); Market House Bell (about 600 feet away); Knoxville's Market House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
Also see . . . Rotary Club of Knoxville History. The club's earliest members included several of the visionaries responsible for the concept of our nation's most visited national park. In 1923, RCK member Willis Davis and his wife returned from visiting national parks in the Western United States asking, "Why not have a park in our mountains?" This idea inspired Col. David C. Chapman, the club's first president, and several other Knoxville Rotarians to create the Great Smoky Mountains Conservation Association which had a significant influence in the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. (Submitted on June 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.