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

Knoxville's Market House

 
 
Knoxville's Market House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 28, 2016
1. Knoxville's Market House Marker
Inscription. Knoxville's first Market House, opened on Main Avenue between Walnut and Market Streets in 1816, and the second and third on this square in 1854 and 1897, long served for the sale of farm products and as a colorful center of civic life. In 1863-64 the Market contained a Federal powder magazine, to the uneasiness of citizens. The old Market was replaced by the Mall in 1961.
 
Erected by Knoxville - Knox County Civil War Centennial Committee.
 
Location. 35° 57.883′ N, 83° 55.15′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Avenue and Market Street, on the left when traveling east on Union Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville TN 37902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Market House Bell (here, next to this marker); Civil War Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. mile away); Knoxville: A Divided City (approx. mile away); Old Knox County Courthouse (approx. mile away); Knox County World War II Memorial
Knoxville's Market House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 28, 2016
2. Knoxville's Market House Marker
(approx. mile away); Treaty of the Holston (approx. mile away); Commemorating the Treaty of Holston (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
Knoxville's Market House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 28, 2016
3. Knoxville's Market House Marker
Market House Bell in foreground
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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