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

Herbert H. Hoover

1912 - 1952

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, January 17, 2021
1. Herbert H. Hoover Marker
Inscription.  Herbert Hoover was born and lived in the Homberg area until he graduated from UT in 1934. He became the chief test pilot for MACA and soon after Captain Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947, Hoover became the first civilian pilot and second person to exceed the speed of sound, Mach 1.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical year for this entry is 1934.
 
Location. 35° 56.244′ N, 83° 59.416′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on Kingston Pike (U.S. 11/70) 0.1 miles east of Cemetery Road Northwest, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5301 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN 37919, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. UT RecSports Complex (approx. 0.8 miles away); Robert Reynolds (approx. 1.1 miles away); Burial Mound (approx. 1.8 miles away); Indian Mound (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bleak House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Longstreet's Headquarters (approx. 2.1 miles away); Death of Gen. William P. Sanders
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By Tom Bosse, January 17, 2021
2. Herbert H. Hoover Marker
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(approx. 2˝ miles away); War Dog Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Herbert H. Hoover. (Submitted on January 31, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. xs-1. (Submitted on January 31, 2021.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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