Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
The Center of Celebrations
—Betsey Beeler Creekmore —
From that day to this, Gay Street has been Knoxville's traditional parade route. It has been the line of march for departing volunteers and for returning veterans of all wars beginning with Indian uprisings in territorial days. It has seen horse races and torchlight processions. There have been livestock parades, circus parades, U.T. Homecoming floats, Santa Claus parades, and Dogwood Arts Festival band competitions. In the past, families in new Spring finery joined the Easter Parade, and families brought costumed children to stroll the brightly lighted street on Halloween. Now Knoxville's extended family gathers for Saturday Night on the Town.
Gay Street changes with the changing times, but it remains the heart of Knoxville.
Location. 35° 57.868′ N, Touch for map. Marker is about 165 feet north of Clinch Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 531 South Gay Street, Knoxville TN 37902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tennessee Ernie Ford (a few steps from this marker); The Everly Brothers (within shouting distance of this marker); Knoxville's Old Custom House / Fiddlin' Bob Taylor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Krutch Park (about 300 feet away); Market House Bell (about 400 feet away); Knoxville's Market House (about 400 feet away); White's Mill (about 600 feet away); Elvis Presley (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
Also see . . . Gay Street (Knoxville). (Submitted on June 8, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 8, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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