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

Old Knox County Courthouse

 
 
Old Knox County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, November 23, 2007
1. Old Knox County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. The third courthouse of Knox County was across Main Ave. to the north from 1842-1886. There twelve Union raiders who were charged with train stealing in the 1862 Great Locomotive Chase in Georgia, were tried in 1863. One was convicted. The trial was then adjourned and the prisoners were sent to Atlanta because of increasing Union raids in East Tennessee. The courthouse was used as a hospital for the wounded of both armies in the fall of 1863.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number IE 92.)
 
Location. 35° 57.687′ N, 83° 55.007′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on W Main St east of Walnut St, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 W Main St, Knoxville TN 37902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Knox County World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); Treaty of the Holston (here, next to this marker); Knoxville: A Divided City (a few steps from this marker); Commemorating the Treaty of Holston (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Johnson Office Plaza
Old Knox County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, November 23, 2007
2. Old Knox County Courthouse
This building is also on the National Historic Register.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church (about 400 feet away); Blount Mansion (about 600 feet away); Chisholm Tavern (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Old Knox County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 20, 2009
3. Old Knox County Courthouse
The National Register of Historic Places Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 16, 2016
4. The National Register of Historic Places Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,481 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   3. submitted on April 6, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   4. submitted on January 14, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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