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

Loveville

 
 
Loveville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, August 14, 2021
1. Loveville Marker
Inscription.  

Robertus Love, a companion of Gen. James White, who founded Knoxville, established the village in this area in 1797 where he had built a fulling mill in 1792. Several of early buildings still exist a short distance from the highway. The name of the village has been corrupted to Lovell.
 
Erected 1953 by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 37.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
 
Location. 35° 53.068′ N, 84° 9.222′ W. Marker is near Farragut, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Kingston Pike (U.S. 11) and West End Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Kingston Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville TN 37922, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David Glasgow Farragut (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Campbell's Station (a few steps from this marker); Archibald Roane
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(a few steps from this marker); After the Civil War (approx. half a mile away); During the Civil War (approx. half a mile away); David Campbell builds a station (approx. half a mile away); Settlement of the Frontier (approx. half a mile away); Memorial for Cofounders of Campbell Station (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farragut.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Loveville is not here
The marker is now marking the wrong place. The marker originally stood 1¼ miles northeast, at the corner of Kingston Pike & Lovell Road in front of the Grassy Valley Baptist Church. When the road was widened the marker went missing for several years, and later was incorrectly installed where is currently sits next to the Farragut High School baseball field at Kingston Pike.

Editor’s note: See photograph No. 4 below.
    — Submitted December 4, 2022, by Brad Sheley of Knoxville, Tennessee.
 
Loveville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, August 14, 2021
2. Loveville Marker
Loveville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, August 14, 2021
3. Loveville Marker
An Earlier Version of the Loveville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Donald Raby, circa 1953
4. An Earlier Version of the Loveville Marker
This photograph shows an earlier cast of this marker. The sign behinds it likely points to the right in the direction of Oak Ridge, some 20 miles north, placing it on the north side of Kingston Pike. The sixth edition of the guidebook Tennessee Historical Markers published by the Tennessee Historical Commission in 1972 locates this marker “one mile east of Farragut High School” on U.S. 11, which would place it at Kingston Pike and Lovell Road, and Lovell road leads towards Oak Ridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,660 times since then and 114 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   4. submitted on June 18, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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