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

Knoxville's Market House

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, September 28, 2016
1. Knoxville's Market House Marker
Inscription.  Knoxville's first Market House, opened on Main Avenue between Walnut and Market Streets in 1816, and the second and third on this square in 1854 and 1897, long served for the sale of farm products and as a colorful center of civic life. In 1863-64 the Market contained a Federal powder magazine, to the uneasiness of citizens. The old Market was replaced by the Mall in 1961.
 
Erected by Knoxville - Knox County Civil War Centennial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 35° 57.901′ N, 83° 55.167′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Avenue and Market Street, on the left when traveling east on Union Avenue. 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. Market House Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Krutch Park (within shouting distance of this marker); James Agee (within shouting distance of this marker); David Madden
Knoxville's Market House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 28, 2016
2. Knoxville's Market House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Cormac McCarthy (within shouting distance of this marker); Elvis Presley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Catherine Wiley (about 300 feet away); Cowan, McClung and Company Building / Fidelity Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2016. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on November 25, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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