The Historic Village of Concord
The Depression and TVA
The Great Depression on the 1930s brought economic hardship to Concord. New building materials lessened the use of Tennessee marble and caused the marble industry to go into a decline from which it never recovered. In 1941, the Tennessee Valley Authority started construction of the Fort Loudoun Dam. Within three years' time, resultant backwaters inundated the land south of the railroad. This event would have the greatest impact on Concord. The relocation of roads
Known as the Fair Capital of Knox County, the fairground located at Concord Road and Turkey Creek was home to the first fair on the circuit in 1895. Events included harness racing and balloon ascensions. The competition for the most graceful woman rider, ages 20-25, was a favorite. Popular events included demonstrations of farm equipment and contests for the best home-baked cakes, pies and old-fashioned biscuits.
Erected by Farragut Museum.
Marker series. This marker is included in the History of the Farragut Area marker series.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Campbell Station (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Historic Village of Concord (within shouting distance of this marker); Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (within shouting distance of this marker); Farragut Schools: Early Years (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Farragut Schools: Recent Years (about 400 feet away); Town of Farragut & Farragut Folklife Museum (about 400 feet away); Pleasant Forest Church & Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Native American Settlement (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farragut.
Also see . . . Concord, Tennessee. (Submitted on January 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 121 times since then. Last updated on February 18, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 16, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.