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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Knox County, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Knox County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Knox County, TN (208) Anderson County, TN (92) Blount County, TN (68) Grainger County, TN (18) Jefferson County, TN (37) Loudon County, TN (24) Roane County, TN (49) Sevier County, TN (107) Union County, TN (8)  KnoxCounty(208) Knox County (208)  AndersonCounty(92) Anderson County (92)  BlountCounty(68) Blount County (68)  GraingerCounty(18) Grainger County (18)  JeffersonCounty(37) Jefferson County (37)  LoudonCounty(24) Loudon County (24)  RoaneCounty(49) Roane County (49)  SevierCounty(107) Sevier County (107)  UnionCounty(8) Union County (8)
Knoxville is the county seat for Knox County
Adjacent to Knox County, Tennessee
      Anderson County (92)  
      Blount County (68)  
      Grainger County (18)  
      Jefferson County (37)  
      Loudon County (24)  
      Roane County (49)  
      Sevier County (107)  
      Union County (8)  
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1Tennessee, Knox County, Concord — The Old Cumberland Presbyterian Meeting House
The first Cumberland Presbyterian Congregation in East Tennessee was organized c. 1822 and given the name Concord. The church building, often referred to as the "Old Meeting House", was located 2 miles SE of the present town of Concord just off . . . Map (db m102446) HM
2Tennessee, Knox County, Corryton — 1E 61 — George Mann
This Revolutionary veteran and homesteader was the last man killed by Indians in Knox County. On the night of May 25, 1795, investigating a noise in the barn, he was ambushed and slain. The Indians later attempted to force entrance into the home; . . . Map (db m151537) HM
3Tennessee, Knox County, Corryton — 1E 41 — Nicholas Gibbs
Born in Germany in 1733, he served in the French and Indian War, later in the Revolution. He took up a homestead of 450 acres here in 1792 and built the log cabin which stands about 1/2 mile east. A member of Knox County's first court, he died in . . . Map (db m33074) HM
4Tennessee, Knox County, Corryton — 1E 107 — Nicholas Gibbs Homestead
Nicholas Gibbs, a prominent Knox County Pioneer homesteaded 450 acres here in 1792 and built this hewed log house approximately one year later. It remained in the Gibbs family until 1971. The Nicholas Gibbs Historical Society purchased the house in . . . Map (db m32945) HM
5Tennessee, Knox County, Corryton — 1E 35 — Sawyer's Fort
On this site, about 1785, Col. John Sawyer, a soldier of the Revolution, built a homestead and fort for protection against Indians. Emory Road, which ran Southwest to the Clinch River in 1788, passed through here.Map (db m82198) HM
6Tennessee, Knox County, Emory Place — St. John's Lutheran Church
built 1913 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m195488) HM
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7Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Admiral David Glasgow FarragutHistory of the Farragut Area
David Glasgow Farragut was born on July 5, 1801, to Jorge and Elizabeth Farragut at Lowe's Ferry on the Tennessee River, less than five miles from present day Farragut, Tenn. He lived in this area until 1807 when the family moved to New Orleans. In . . . Map (db m100870) HM
8Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Admiral David Glasgow Farragut Monument
Admiral David Glasgow Farragut Birthplace - Campbell Station in Knox County, Tennessee * James Glasgow Farragut was born on 5 July 1801 in a log cabin at Stony Point just four miles southeast of the location referred to in 1801 as . . . Map (db m69466) HM
9Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Admiral Farragut's BirthplaceHero of Mobile Bay
In front of you, on the promontory just across the cove, is where David Glasgow Farragut was born on July 5, 1801. Farragut's father, George Farragut, came to the American colonies in 1776 from Spain as a merchant sea captain. During the . . . Map (db m101431) HM
10Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — After the Civil War
Matthew Russell died while on a trip to Virginia for salt during the Civil War. Matthew left home and property to Robert Russell, his nephew. After the war, Robert continued to operate the store. Avery Russell, the son of Robert Russell, . . . Map (db m179473) HM
11Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — 1E8 — Archibald Roane
A short distance north lived Archibald Roane, Continental soldier, frontier judge and the second governor of Tennessee. He is buried in Pleasant Forest Cemetery, one~half mile south. Many other pioneer settlers are also buried there.Map (db m28572) HM
12Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Battle of Campbell's Station"Form on me."
(preface) On November 4, 1863, to divert Federal forces from Chattanooga, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led two reinforced divisions from the city to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’s garrison in Knoxville. Burnside confronted . . . Map (db m69456) HM
13Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — 1E 73 — Battle of Campbell's Station
The Federal Gen. Ambrose Burnside, pursued by Gen. James Longstreet from Lenoir's Station via Concord, eluded an attempt by Gen. Lafayette McLaws, C.S.A., coming from Loudon via the Hotchkiss Valley and Kingston Roads, to head him off at the . . . Map (db m28514) HM
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14Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Birthplace of Admiral Farragut Reported missing
Birthplace of Admiral Farragut Born July 5th 1801 Erected by Bonny Kate Chapter D. A. R. Knoxville Dedicated by Admiral Dewey May 15th 1900Map (db m32218) HM
15Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — 1E7 — Campbell Station Reported missing
This house marks the site of the station established in 1787 by Col. David Campbell as a frontier fort for protection against Indian attacks. On the main highway to the west it was an important trading post and stopping place for travelers and stock . . . Map (db m28773) HM
16Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — David Campbell builds a station
Arriving on March 7, 1787, the Campbell clan, along with others, became the first permanent settlers of European descent to call this area home. Shortly after settling the area, Col. Campbell built a stagecoach station known as Campbell’s . . . Map (db m179470) HM
17Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — 1E 97 — David Glasgow Farragut1801-1870
A native of Stony Point (Low's Ferry) David Farragut moved to New Orleans at the age of three. At the age of ten, he began a career with the U.S. Navy; ca. 1827, pioneered a school for seamen; 1841, improved hoisting machinery for ammunition; . . . Map (db m28513) HM
18Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — During the Civil War
The Campbell Station Inn has also been known as the Avery Russell House, as many members of the Russell family lived in the home. The farm adjacent to Samuel Martin’s was occupied by Matthew Russell, a farmer, and his sons, Robert and William. By . . . Map (db m179471) HM
19Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Farragut Schools: Early Years
In 1902, eight men from the community met to consider the question of establishing a high school in the 10th district of Knox County. Mr. C.H. Stoltzfus, a farmer in the community, was elected president of this group. Mass meetings for all members . . . Map (db m100881) HM
20Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Farragut Schools: Recent Years
Named for Admiral David Glasgow Farragut who was born in this area, Farragut High School began in 1904 as a six-room frame academic building on 12 acres of land at the junction of Concord Road and Kingston Pike. In addition to practical agriculture, . . . Map (db m101749) HM
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21Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — 1E 37 — Loveville
Robertus Love, a companion of Gen. James White, who founded Knoxville, established the village in this area in 1797 where he had built a fulling mill in 1792. Several of early buildings still exist a short distance from the highway. The . . . Map (db m31984) HM
22Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Medal of Honor 17th Michigan Volunteer RegimentTurkey Creek & Campbell Station November 16, 1863 — 9th Corps - First Division - Third Brigade Captain Frederick Swift • Sgt. Joseph Brandle —
On November 16, 1863, the 17th Michigan was assigned as part of the Rear Guard along with the 2nd Michigan, 20th Michigan and the 100th Pennsylvania to protect the rest of Burnside's Army which were now in retreat into the defenses of Knoxville. . . . Map (db m101830) HM WM
23Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Memorial for Cofounders of Campbell Station
Colonel David Campbell Born 1753 - 1832 * David Campbell donated the land for Pleasant Forest Cemetery. David Campbell and Archibald McCaleb settled Campbell Station on March 7, 1787. By 1798 a small church and school was erected on the . . . Map (db m102448) HM
24Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Native American Settlement
Initial permanent habitation in the area we now call Farragut began approximately 3,000 years ago when the Woodland Indians moved in the area on a permanent basis and became east Tennessee's first farmers. The Woodland tribe was replaced around . . . Map (db m100831) HM
25Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Pleasant Forest Church & Cemetery
David Campbell, who owned much of the land in the fertile region called Grassy Valley, donated a portion of it for the purpose of erecting a "Meeting House", as churches were then called. A school building at the location was about one and one . . . Map (db m100834) HM
26Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Settlement of the Frontier
With the Proclamation of 1763, the British government set aside territory that would eventually become the state of Tennessee as a vast “Indian reservation” stretching west of the Appalachians to the Mississippi River. That same year, English . . . Map (db m179468) HM
27Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — The Battle of Campbell StationHistory of the Farragut Area
On Nov. 4, 1863, Lt. Gen. James Longstreet — with two divisions, about 5,000 cavalry and approximately 12,000 troops — was detached from the Confederate Army of Tennessee near Chattanooga to attack Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside's Union . . . Map (db m100879) HM
28Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — The Campbell Station Inn
History tells us that as early as 1785, the State of Franklin (today Tennessee) entered into an agreement, known as the Dumplin Creek Treaty, with the Cherokees. This treaty opened the land along the French Broad and Holston rivers to a rush of . . . Map (db m107928) HM
29Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — The Historic Village of ConcordThe Establishment of the Railroad and Marble Industry
The need for improved methods of importing supplies and exporting local products had for some time been recognized by farmers and merchants of East Tennessee who, of necessity, relied on horse drawn freight wagons or rafts and barges. In 1852, the . . . Map (db m100872) HM
30Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — The Historic Village of ConcordThe Depression and TVA
By 1887, Concord was the second largest community in Knox County, second to Knoxville. The Village of Concord was a regional transportation center. Tennessee marble, crushed limestone, lime, logs and farm produce were gathered at its public dock. . . . Map (db m101433) HM
31Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — The U.S. Veterans Memorial
"To those who fought for it, life has a special meaning that the protected will never know...". Written on a C-Ration box Khe Sahn RNV 1967 or 68 Unknown U S Warrior Author. The American Veterans of Foreign Wars - AMVETS - erect this monument to . . . Map (db m101831) HM
32Tennessee, Knox County, Farragut — Town of Farragut & Farragut Folklife Museum
In May 1979, a group of citizens began meeting to discuss the possibility of incorporation. They felt incorporation was necessary in order to control zoning, land use, signage issues and Farragut's own destiny. A small steering committee, named the . . . Map (db m101750) HM
33Tennessee, Knox County, Fountain City — 1E 116 — Fountain City Schools
This thirteen-acre campus was the site of Holbrook-Tennessee Normal College from 1893 to 1904, and of Knoxville Central High School from 1906 to 1971. It was the site of Fountain City Grammar School from 1917 to 1931, when the school was moved . . . Map (db m195478) HM
34Tennessee, Knox County, Fountain City — Savage Garden
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1917Map (db m195482) HM
35Tennessee, Knox County, Halls Crossroads — 1E 128 — Norris Freeway
Built in 1934 by TVA as an important part of TVA's first hydroelectric dam project, Norris Freeway provided a connection from the railroad in Coal Creek in Anderson County to Halls Crossroads in North Knox County. Built to transfer materials to the . . . Map (db m151611) HM
36Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 2111 Terrace AvenueThe Village
General Robert R. Neyland 1892~1962 From 1927 to 1930, this site was the home of General Robert R. Neyland, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s legendary football coach and a key commander in the Pacific theater during World War II. . . . Map (db m152121) HM
37Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 400 Mulvaney StreetNikki Giovanni
Internationally acclaimed poet and writer Nikki Giovanni was born to Knoxville College graduates Gus and Yolande Giovanni on June 7, 1943, at Old Knoxville General Hospital. She grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, but Nikki and her sister, Gary Ann, spent . . . Map (db m167276) HM
38Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 79th New York Infantry (Highlanders) Monument
The hands that once were raised in strife now clasp a brother's hand; and long as flows the tide of life — in peace, in toil, when war is rife — we shall as brother's stand, one heart, one soul for our free land. J. . . . Map (db m150869) WM
39Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — A National Cemetery System
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union troops. . . . Map (db m100523) HM
40Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Address by President LincolnAt the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, . . . Map (db m151245) HM WM
41Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 1E 131 — Airplane Filling Station
In 1931 to tap the market newly created by the evolution of transportation and mobility of Americans, brothers Henry and Elmer Nickle of Powell, Tennessee, opened a gasoline filling station in the unusual shape of an airplane. The airplane is one of . . . Map (db m123112) HM
42Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Albert Milani(1892-1972) — Knoxville History Project —
Italian-born sculptor Albert Milani's majestic marble eagles crown the Art Deco-style Tennessee Supreme Court building across the street, constructed in the early 1930s. Tennessee marble, perhaps Knoxville's most famous natural resource, has been . . . Map (db m134878) HM
43Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Alfred Buffat Homeplace
Built 1867 — Restored 1980
John Alfred Parker, owner On the National Register of Historic Places U.S. Department of InteriorMap (db m195477) HM
44Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Andrew Johnson Office Plaza
Site of original Andrew Johnson Hotel constructed in 1927 Restoration by Aetna Casualty & Surety Company 1985. This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Dept. of InteriorMap (db m4110) HM
45Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 9 — Archie Campbell / Chet Atkins — Cradle of Country Music Tour —
Archie Campbell Archie Campbell, a beloved comedian in the country music family, launched his career as an announcer for WNOX in 1937. After a brief stint on Chattanooga radio and service in World War II, Campbell returned to Knoxville and . . . Map (db m118603) HM
46Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Asbury Methodist Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m195436) HM
47Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Back Door to Knoxville
Fort Dickerson came under attack only once during the Civil War. in a prelude to the 1863 Siege of Knoxville, Federal and Confederate cavalry fought for possession of these heights. Its lofty presence, however, served as a deterrent until the end of . . . Map (db m4316) HM
48Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 1E 32 — Ball Camp
About 3 miles NW, on Plumb Creek, Nicholas Ball, trapper and Long Hunter, established a camp which was used by westbound emigrants. Several years after founding this camp he was killed by Indians near Wells Station, Dec 23 1793.Map (db m32615) HM
49Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 1E-83 — Battery Wiltsie
A large Federal earthwork was located back of Vine Avenue between Gay and Walnut Streets when General James Longstreet besieged Knoxville, Nov. 17-Dec. 4, 1863. The Federal defense line ran along this ridge from Fort Hill, (Surrey St. and Saxton . . . Map (db m133841) HM
50Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Beauford Delaney(Knoxville 1901-1979 Paris)
Internationally acclaimed modern artist Beauford Delaney was born in 1901 in a small wooden house on Knoxville’s East Vine Street. His father was a Methodist preacher and ran a barber shop to make ends meet. Beauford always loved to draw, even in . . . Map (db m152124) HM
51Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Beauford Delaney(Knoxville 1901-1979 Paris)
Untitled (New York City), circa 1945 Watercolor on Paper, 15.5 x 22.4 inches, Knoxville Museum of Art 2014 purchase with funds provided by the KMA Collectors Circle Internationally acclaimed modern artist Beauford Delaney was born in 1901 . . . Map (db m178114) HM
52Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 1E 129 — Beauford Delaney / Joseph Delaney1901-1979 / 1904-1991
Beauford Delaney 1901-1979 Beauford Delaney is considered one of the greatest abstract painters of the 20th century. Battling poverty, racial prejudice and mental illness, he achieved acclaim for his expressive portraits, cityscapes and . . . Map (db m167278) HM
53Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Bleak HouseConfederate Memorial Hall
Bleak House, the home of Robert Houston Armstrong and Louisa Franklin Armstrong, is an Italianate-style mansion completed in 1858. During the Siege and Battle of Knoxville, November 17–December 4, 1863, the house was Confederate Gen. James . . . Map (db m69488) HM
54Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 1E 43 — Blount Mansion
Built in 1792, this was one of the first frame houses west of the Alleghenies. It served as both the residence of William Blount, Governor of the Territory South of the River Ohio, and as capitol of that territory, now the State of Tennessee. Born . . . Map (db m82200) HM
55Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Buffat Mill
Alfred Buffat (1840-1908) came to Knox County at the age of 10 with his parents from Switzerland in search of religious tolerance and economic opportunity. In 1851, the water milling enterprise was started to supplement the Buffat family's farm . . . Map (db m195475) HM
56Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Burial Mound
This mound was constructed by Native Americans between A.D. 900-1100 and contains the remains of individuals who lived in nearby settlements. The mound was reduced in height due to agriculture and excavations in the early 19th Century. Another . . . Map (db m167267) HM
57Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Burn Memorial
Burn Memorial To Febb Ensminger Burn and her son, Harry, who made Tennessee the state whose ratification of the 19th Amendment enfranchised American women - a giant step toward a more perfect union. This memorial stands as a reminder: Every . . . Map (db m177971) HM
58Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 1E 126 — Byington
Born circa 1862 in McMinn County, Tennessee, Moses Brownlow Byington Sr., moved to the Beaver Ridge community circa 1883. He was instrumental in establishing the town of Byington and two major landmarks: the Byington L & N Railroad Station around . . . Map (db m114040) HM
59Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — C. Kermit "Buck" Ewing(Bentleyville, Pennsylvania 1910-1976 Bali, Indonesia) — Knoxville History Project —
Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Kermit "Buck" Ewing graduated from Carnegie Mellon University where he later taught art. Ewing started the University of Tennessee's visual arts program after moving to Knoxville in 1948. The department began with 35 . . . Map (db m134900) HM
60Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Captain Charles T. McMillan IIUnited States Air Force
Husband of Janice Means McMillan Fort Walton Beach, Florida Only son of Charles T. and Nora Long McMillan Corryton, Tennessee, Born Oct. 4, 1951 A Tennessee volunteer who gave his life while attempting to rescue 53 American hostages in Iran, on . . . Map (db m134886) HM
61Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Catherine Wiley(1879-1958) — Knoxville History Project —
Recognized as one of Knoxville’s most influential artists of the early 20th century, Catherine Wiley was born near Knoxville in Coal Creek (later Lake City, now Rocky Top). Her father worked in the coal industry before moving the family to Knoxville . . . Map (db m134895) HM
62Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 1E 31 — Cavett's Station
About ½ mile north was this early fortified settlement. Here on Sept 25, 1793, Alexander Cavett and 12 other settlers were massacred by a Cherokee war party under Doublehead, one of the more savage chiefs of the tribe.Map (db m32688) HM
63Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Central United Methodist Church
circa 1926 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m195487) HM
64Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Charles Christopher Krutch(1849-1934)
Born of German parents who settled in the area before the Civil War, Charles Christopher Krutch spent most of his life in Knoxville, the family home not far from here at 914 East Hill Avenue. Without formal training, Krutch worked throughout his . . . Map (db m134896) HM
65Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Charles Krutch(South Carolina 1849 - 1943 Knoxville)
Born of German parents who settled in the area before the Civil War, Charles Christopher Krutch spent most of his life in Knoxville, the family home not far from here at 914 East Hill Avenue. Without formal training, Krutch worked throughout his . . . Map (db m177960) HM
66Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 12 — Charlie OaksThe New Market Train Wreck — Cradle of Country Music Tour —
Built in 1903, the Southern Depot became a venue for street musicians. Among them was Charlie Oaks, a blind man who some country music historians consider the first professional country musician. One of his best-known songs, New Market Train . . . Map (db m134890) HM
67Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Chisholm Tavern
. . . Map (db m4108) HM
68Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Chisolm's Tavernc 1790s
Chisholm's Tavern was the name of a tavern (more defined as an Inn) in the 1790s located near the site of the Dwight Kessel Garage. The tavern was established by John Chisholm, an early settler important to the development of Knoxville. Chisholm was . . . Map (db m118582) HM
69Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 1E 88 — Civil War Hospital
This building was used as a hospital for Confederate forces from their occupation of Knoxville until September, 1863; thereafter similarly by the Federals. It was formerly the main building for the Tennessee School for the Deaf, which was located on . . . Map (db m107949) HM
70Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Civil War Knoxville
What Brought the Armies of the Blue and the Gray to Knoxville? Knoxville was a pro-Confederate town of some 3700 persons when Tennessee seceded from the Union in June of 1861. It was the commercial and light manufacturing center of East . . . Map (db m82201) HM
71Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Commemorating the Treaty of Holston
Signed by Gov. Wm. Blount and forty one Cherokee Chiefs and Warriors. On the site of the home of Gov. Blount, corner of Hill Ave. and State Street, Knoxville Tenn. July 2, 1791Map (db m81209) HM
72Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 1E 86 — Confederate Cemetery
During the Confederate War, 1861-1865, more than 1600 Confederate soldiers and about 50 Federal prisoners were buried here. About 20 Confederate veterans have been buried here since the war. The tall monument was erected in 1892 by the Ladies' . . . Map (db m84327) HM
73Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 1E 114 — Confederate States of America Camp Van DornMarch 28 ~ July 28, 1862
Major General E. Kirby Smith of the Confederate Army established Camp Van Dorn 1 1/2 to 2 miles west of Knoxville Depot, near the banks of a little stream, Third Creek. It operated from March 28 through July 28, 1862. Most Georgia Confederate . . . Map (db m143034) HM
74Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Cormac McCarthy1951 — Describing Market Square in his novel "Suttree" (1979) —
Market Street on Monday morning, Knoxville, Tennessee. In this year 1951. Suttree with his parcel of fish going past the rows of derelict trucks piled with produce and flowers, an atmosphere rank with country commerce, a reek of farmgoods in the . . . Map (db m134192) HM
75Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Cowan, McClung and Company Building / Fidelity BuildingNational Register of Historic Places
The United States Department of Interior has placed this property on the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m134894) HM
76Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Creation of the Southeastern Conference
The SEC was created in this hotel on December 12, 1932Map (db m177954) HM
77Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — David Madden1940's — Describing Market Square in the postwar 1940's in his novel "Bijou" (1974) —
Lucius enjoyed passing through the ancient three-storey, block-long, brick Market House, its arched ceiling looming over them, a line of rough little tables running down the spine of the building where country women sold eggs, shelled walnuts, . . . Map (db m134191) HM
78Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 1E 67 — Death of Gen. William P. Sanders
Brig. Gen. William P. Sanders, using dismounted cavalry to hold off the Confederate advance from the west, was fatally wounded on this ridge, Nov. 18, 1863, dying the next day.Map (db m76541) HM
79Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Death of General William P. SandersNovember 19, 1863
U.S. General William P. Sanders died in the bridal suite of this building which was the Lamar House hotel at the time of the Civil War. On the previous afternoon Sanders was mortally wounded as his cavalry fought on Kingston Road, delaying the . . . Map (db m118761) HM
80Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 1E 117 — Desegregation of the University of Tennessee
During a federal lawsuit in 1952, the University of Tennessee opened enrollment in the graduate and law programs of the institution to African Americans. Gene Mitchell Gray enrolled in graduate school, and Lincoln Blakeney enrolled in the College . . . Map (db m118342) HM
81Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 19 — Elvis Presley — Cradle of Country Music Tour —
At a small store on Market Square, a Knoxville record merchant helped launch the most famous career in musical history. Sam Morrison of Bell Sales Company chose to promote Elvis Presley's That's All Right, Mama by playing it on loudspeakers to the . . . Map (db m118602) HM
82Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Fallen Military Heroes of Bearden HighA Tribute To Our Vietnam Dead
GM2 (Seal) Carter M. Dean • CPL. James D. Travis • LT Charles H. Pilkington • Sgt. George E. Clark, Jr. • LT Frederick M. Rader III • SP-4 George E. Clark, Jr. • SGT. William B. Bishop II • CWO2 Stephen M. Hiscock • 2ND LT William H. . . . Map (db m101375) WM
83Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Father Abram J. Ryan(1838–1886)
Confederate chaplain, poet of the Confederacy, author of the requiem of the Lost Cause, “The Conquered Banner,” written at Knoxville soon after Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House, April 9, 1865, and pastor of the Immaculate . . . Map (db m115499) HM
84Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 1E 122 — First African American Church
On this site stood Warner Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, the first African American Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, and the site of the first school for African Americans in east Knoxville. Founded in 1845, it was reported to . . . Map (db m167284) HM
85Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church Built 1924 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m3786) HM
86Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 1E 38 — First Presbyterian Church
Founded 1792, with James White, John Adair and George McNutt founding elders. White, who gave the ground for the church, is buried here, as are Samuel Carrick, first pastor and president of Blount College, now University of Tennessee, William . . . Map (db m167274) HM
87Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 1E 24 — Fort Adair
Established in 1788, this fort was used as a depot of supplies for the Cumberland Guard, the militia organization which supplied armed protection for parties of emigrants to the Cumberland Settlements, later the town of Nashborough, now . . . Map (db m95270) HM
88Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 1E 70 — Fort Byington
"The Hill," dear to University of Tennessee alumni, was protected by a battery of Federal cannon and a brigade of infantry during Longstreet's siege of Knoxville, in Nov., 1863. A line of entrenchments ran across the west and south slopes of the . . . Map (db m101787) HM
89Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Fort DickersonCivil War Earthen Fort
–1863– • One of sixteen Union Army earthen forts and battery positions protecting Knoxville, Nov. 1863–May 1865. • Named for Capt. Jonathan C. Dickerson, 112th Illinois Mounted Infantry who was killed near Cleveland, TN . . . Map (db m4319) HM
90Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Fort DickersonDefending Knoxville
On November 4, 1863, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led two reinforced divisions from Chattanooga to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside's garrison at Knoxville. Burnside confronted Longstreet below Knoxville, then withdrew on November 12. . . . Map (db m100512) HM
91Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 1E 82 — Fort Dickerson
Linking with other hills south of the river, this Union position was a major factor in the defense of Knoxville. Occupied on Nov. 1, 1863, by the 2nd Brig. (Col. Daniel Cameron), 3rd Div. XXIII corps, its gunfire broke up an attempt on Nov. 15-16 by . . . Map (db m84480) HM
92Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 1E-79 — Fort Dickerson
This Federal work was a major factor in the defense of Knoxville against Lt. Gen. Longstreet's assault in November, 1863. The fort and neighboring hills were manned by the 2nd Brigade(Cameron), 3rd Div., XXIII Corps, which repulsed by fire Wheeler's . . . Map (db m62514) HM
93Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Fort Dickerson 1863–64
Fort Dickerson was one of the sixteen Federal forts and battery emplacements constructed around Knoxville during the Civil War. Temporary earthworks were thrown up here in November 1863. Designed by Capt. Orlando M. Poe, Chief Engineer of the Army . . . Map (db m4315) HM
94Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Fort HigleyDecisive Battle for Knoxville — Knoxville Campaign —
(Preface) On November 4, 1863, to divert Federal forces from Chattanooga, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led two reinforced divisions from the city to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside's garrison in Knoxville. Burnside . . . Map (db m167268) HM
95Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Fort SandersDecisive Battle for Knoxville — Knoxville Campaign —
(preface) On November 4, 1863, to divert Federal forces from Chattanooga, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet led two reinforced divisions from the city to attack Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’s garrison in Knoxville. Burnside confronted . . . Map (db m82209) HM
96Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 1E 69 — Fort Sanders
Fort Sanders, a bastioned earthwork on the ridge two blocks north of here, was the scene of Gen. James Longstreet's unsuccessful assault upon the Federal defenses of Knoxville at dawn, Nov. 29, 1863.Map (db m69491) HM
97Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Fort Sanders U.D.C. Monument
To the memory of the Confederate soldiers Who fell in the assault on Fort Sanders November 29, 1863. Nor wreck, nor change, nor winter's blight Nor Time's remorseless doom Shall dim one ray of glory's light That gilds your glorious . . . Map (db m76504) WM
98Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 1E 74 — Forts Dickerson and Stanley
Fort Dickerson to the west and Fort Stanley to the east were the center two of four fortified heights held by the Federals south of the river during the siege of Knoxville, Nov. 17-Dec. 4, 1863. Maj. Gen. Jos. Wheeler C.S.A., made a vain effort to . . . Map (db m62515) HM
99Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — 1E 112 — Fountain City United Methodist ChurchFountain Head Campground
Fountain City United Methodist Church Founded in 1825In 1824, E.F. Sevier, grandson of Gov. John Sevier, came to this area as a Methodist circuit rider. By 1825, a plot of ground was secured and Fountain Head became a "preaching place." A log . . . Map (db m32350) HM
100Tennessee, Knox County, Knoxville — Frances Hodgson Burnett Home Site1869
Near this spot in 1869 was the early Knoxville home of Frances Hodgson Burnett, the English-born author of The Secret Garden, Sarah Crewe, and Little Lord Fauntleroy, who moved to Knoxville with her family when she was 15. When Frances . . . Map (db m134855) HM

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