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

Knoxville

First Capital of Tennessee

 

1796-1807, 1807-1812, 1817-1818

 
Knoxville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2019
1. Knoxville Marker
Inscription.  
(north side)
Knoxville, previously the capital of the Southwest Territory, 1792-1796, was designated as the first capital of the State of Tennessee by the Constitutional Convention of 1796. Near this site the first General Assembly of the State of Tennessee convened on March 28, 1796.

(west side)
Except for one day, September 21, 1807, when the Legislature met at Kingston, Knoxville was the capital of Tennessee from 1796 until 1812, and was again the capital in 1817-1818. Governors of Tennessee while Knoxville was the capital of the State:
John Sevier
Archibald Roane
Willie Blount
Joseph McMinn

(south side)
This marker authorized by the 76th General Assembly, 1949

Gordon Browning, Governor
James H. Cummings, Secretary of State
Walter M. Haynes, Speaker of the Senate
McAllen Foutch, Speaker of the House
 
Erected 1949 by Tennessee 76th General Assembly.
 
Location. 35° 57.679′ N, 83° 
Knoxville Marker detail (<i>incriptions on north, west & south sides</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2019
2. Knoxville Marker detail (incriptions on north, west & south sides)
54.975′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on South Gay Street south of Main Street Southwest, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on the old Knox County Courthouse grounds, beside the sidewalk on the east side of the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Main Street Southwest, Knoxville TN 37902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Charles T. McMillan II (a few steps from this marker); Katherine Sherrill Sevier (a few steps from this marker); Governor John Sevier (a few steps from this marker); Sarah Hawkins (a few steps from this marker); Site of First Block House (within shouting distance of this marker); Commemorating the Treaty of Holston (within shouting distance of this marker); Knox County Spanish American War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Knoxville Girl (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
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Knoxville Marker (<i>tall view • east side</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2019
3. Knoxville Marker (tall view • east side)
Knoxville Marker (<i>east, north, west & south side views</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2019
4. Knoxville Marker (east, north, west & south side views)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 95 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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