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

Old Mechanicsville

 
 
Old Mechanicsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 20, 2021
1. Old Mechanicsville Marker
Inscription.  Founded by Negro settlers and Welsh immigrants, Mechanicsville became a thriving community whose 2,000 citizens were annexed to the city in 1883. The area earned its name because it was home to skilled craftsmen employed by the Knoxville Iron Company, area mills, and the railroads. These mechanics helped bring the Industrial Revolution to Knoxville. On July 18, 1980, Mechanicsville was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 105.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 58.067′ N, 83° 56.039′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Deaderick Avenue and Carrick Street, on the right when traveling north on Deaderick Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 Carrick Street, Knoxville TN 37921, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Old Mechanicsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 20, 2021
2. Old Mechanicsville Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. This street is dedicated to the memory of Sergeant Lillard Earl Ailor (approx. ¼ mile away); Knoxville College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Sanders (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Southern Railway Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Assault Upon Fort Sanders (approx. 0.6 miles away); 79th New York Infantry (Highlanders) Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Sanders U.D.C. Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Civil War Hospital (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Asset Detail | Mechanicsville Historic District. National Register of Historic Places registration and photographs. Available in PDF download. (Submitted on February 21, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. The Story of Mechanicsville 1875-2008. Compiled by Robert J. Booker. In Flipbook format. (Submitted on February 21, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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