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Oak Ridge in Anderson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Oak Ridge

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, April 15, 2009
1. Oak Ridge Marker
Inscription. In 1943, Oak Ridge was created as the residential center for the Clinton Engineering Works. Located on the northeast corner of a 59,000-acre reservation acquired by the government in 1942, the community was designed by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, Architects. In 1945, Oak Ridge reached a peak population of 75,000. On January 1, 1947, the Atomic Energy Commission assumed control of the community. In 1959, Oak Ridge became an incorporated municipality.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1D 23.)
 
Location. 35° 59.624′ N, 84° 13.266′ W. Marker is in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in Anderson County. Marker is on South Illinois Avenue (State Highway 62), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 S Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge TN 37830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Scarboro Community (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Emery Road (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Robertsville Community (was approx. 3.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Elza Gate (approx. 3.7 miles away); Erected in Memory of New Bethel Baptist Church
Oak Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, April 15, 2009
2. Oak Ridge Marker
(approx. 6.3 miles away); Native American Settlement (approx. 7.8 miles away); The Campbell Station Inn (approx. 7.8 miles away); Pleasant Forest Church & Cemetery (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Ridge.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Oak Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, April 15, 2009
3. Oak Ridge Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,937 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on March 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 15, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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