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

Oak Ridge

 
 
Oak Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, June 16, 2006
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 1F 37.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 35° 58.825′ N, 84° 20.046′ W. Marker was in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in Roane County. Marker was on Oak Ridge Turnpike (Tennessee Route 95) just west of Westover Drive. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Oak Ridge TN 37830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Erected in Memory of New Bethel Baptist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Wheat Community (approx. 3.7 miles away); Poplar Creek Seminary (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Robertsville Community (was approx. 4 miles away
Oak Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, July 6, 2006
2. Oak Ridge Marker
In the background is a preserved guard tower.
but has been reported missing. ); The Emery Road (approx. 4½ miles away); The Scarboro Community (approx. 6.3 miles away); a different marker also named Oak Ridge (approx. 6.4 miles away); Elza Gate (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oak Ridge.
 
Additional comments.
1. Marker is missing 09 10 2015
A visit to site today finds no marker at the site of the old guard tower on Hiway 95 Roane Co., Oak Ridge.
Will update if more is learned
    — Submitted September 10, 2015, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,323 times since then and 42 times this year. Last updated on April 9, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on July 3, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee.   2. submitted on June 29, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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