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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Knoxville, Tennessee

 
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Location of Knoxville, Tennessee
    Blount County (45)
    Knox County (167)
    Loudon County (19)
    Monroe County (34)
    Sevier County (77)
    Graham County, North Carolina (9)
    Swain County, North Carolina (62)
 
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1Tennessee (Blount County), Knoxville — 1E 18 — James Gillespy's Fort
About 2 miles northeast. Attacked Oct. 13, 1788, by 300 Indians under John Watts, the half breed. Defenders held out until ammunition was exhausted. 28 were taken prisoner; 17 slaughtered and bodies burned. Thereafter the locality was called the . . . Map (db m90458) HM
2Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — 2111 Terrace Avenue — The 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
3Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — 400 Mulvaney Street — Nikki 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
4Tennessee (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
5Tennessee (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
6Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Address by President Lincoln — At 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
7Tennessee (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
8Tennessee (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
9Tennessee (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
10Tennessee (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
11Tennessee (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
12Tennessee (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
13Tennessee (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
14Tennessee (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
15Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — 1E 129 — Beauford Delaney / Joseph Delaney — 1901-1979 / 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
16Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Bleak House — Confederate 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
17Tennessee (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
18Tennessee (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
19Tennessee (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
20Tennessee (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
21Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Captain Charles T. McMillan II — United 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
22Tennessee (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
23Tennessee (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
24Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Charles Christopher Krutch — (1849-1934) — Knoxville History Project —
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
25Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — 12 — Charlie Oaks — The 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
26Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Chisholm Tavern
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27Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Chisolm's Tavern — c 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
28Tennessee (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
29Tennessee (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
30Tennessee (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
31Tennessee (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
32Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — 1E 114 — Confederate States of America Camp Van Dorn — March 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
33Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Cormac McCarthy — 1951 — 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
34Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Cowan, McClung and Company Building / Fidelity Building — National Register of Historic Places
The United States Department of Interior has placed this property on the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m134894) HM
35Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — David Madden — 1940'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
36Tennessee (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
37Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Death of General William P. Sanders — November 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
38Tennessee (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
39Tennessee (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
40Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Fallen Military Heroes of Bearden High — A 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
41Tennessee (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
42Tennessee (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
43Tennessee (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
44Tennessee (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
45Tennessee (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
46Tennessee (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
47Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Fort Dickerson — Civil 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
48Tennessee (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
49Tennessee (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
50Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Fort Dickerson — Defending 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
51Tennessee (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
52Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Fort Higley — Decisive 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
53Tennessee (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
54Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Fort Sanders — Decisive 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
55Tennessee (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
56Tennessee (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
57Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — 1E 112 — Fountain City United Methodist Church — Fountain 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
58Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Frances Hodgson Burnett Home Site — 1869
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
59Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — From Scuffletown to Sunsphere
For six months in 1982, the world visited Knoxville's Second Creek valley. The World's Fair attracted more than 11 million visitors to the city. An amusement park was near the mouth of Second Creek and international pavilions filled 70 acres between . . . Map (db m166888) HM
60Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Gay Street — The Center of Celebrations — Betsey Beeler Creekmore —
July 4, 1793, was a gala day in the tiny Territorial Capital. The Gazette ecstatically reported that, at 2 p.m., the newly arrived Federal troops paraded, and fired a cannon to salute; at 4 o'clock, all the citizens partook of an elegant . . . Map (db m118451) HM
61Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — 1E 111 — General Clifton Bledsoe Cates — 1893-1970 — United States Marine Corps —
Side A Born in Cates Landing, Tennessee, on August 31, 1893, Clifton B. Cates attended school in Tiptonville and the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Missouri. While excelling in varsity football and baseball, he received his law degree . . . Map (db m101786) HM
62Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Governor John Sevier — The First Governor of Tennessee
John Sevier, ”Nolichucky Jack,” Sept. 23, 1744, Sept. 24, 1815. Pioneer, Soldier, Statesman and one of the founders of the Republic. (west side) The typical pioneer who conquered the wilderness and fashioned the State. . . . Map (db m134861) HM WM
63Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Herbert H. Hoover — 1912 - 1952
Herbert Hoover was born and lived in the Homberg area until he graduated from UT in 1934. He became the chief test pilot for MACA and soon after Captain Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947, Hoover became the . . . Map (db m165902) HM
64Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Hubris Building
The Hubris Building is in the National register's Southern Terminal and Warehouse Historic District. This area flourished during the shipping and migration boom of the late 1700's and early 1800's, due to its proximity to the railroads. The building . . . Map (db m134892) HM
65Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — In Grateful Memory to the Defenders of Cavett Blockhouse
Upon this spot stood the house of Alexander Cavett who was murdered together with two men and the Cavett family of twelve, September 25th, 1793, after heroic resistance against a combined Creek and Cherokee force numbering one thousand warriors, . . . Map (db m109336) HM
66Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Indian Mound
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67Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — James Agee — 1916 — Describing Market Square in 1916 in his novel "A Death in the Family" (1957) —
They turned aside into a darker street, where the fewer faces looked more secret, and came into the odd, shaky light of Market Square. It was almost empty at this hour, but here and there, along the pavement streaked with horse urine, a wagon . . . Map (db m134190) HM
68Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — 1E 115 — James Park House
The Foundation for this house was laid by Governor John Sevier on a block bought from Knoxville founder James White in 1797. James Park, pioneer merchant and Knoxville's second mayor, completed the main house in 1812. His son, Dr. James Park . . . Map (db m118398) HM
69Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — 1E 101 — James Rufus Agee
Born in Knoxville November 27, 1909, Agee was well-known and respected in the fields of journalism, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and film. He won a Pulitzer Prize posthumously in 1957 for A Death in the Family, a novel based on his youth in . . . Map (db m101785) HM
70Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — James White — Founder of Knoxville
Erected the city's first dwelling in this block in 1786. White's Fort was later constructed to surround the house. Knoxville was named for Henry Knox, Washington's Secretary of War, and was chosen by Governor William Blount as capital of the . . . Map (db m82210) HM
71Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — 1E-80 — John Sevier Farmstead
Marble Springs was the farmstead of John Sevier. Tennessee’s first governor (1796–1801 and 1803–1809). While Sevier used the farm as a retreat where he entertained guests, it was originally a frontier station used by immigrants on the . . . Map (db m62516) HM
72Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Katherine Sherrill Sevier — Bonny Kate
Died in Russellville, Ala. October 7, 1836 (south side)Historical Katherine Sherrill Sevier, Bonny Kate, came when a girl with her parents, to Tennessee from North Carolina; married John Sevier August 14, 1780 when she was 26 years . . . Map (db m134862) HM
73Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Knox County Spanish American War Monument
This monument erected by veterans of the war with Spain and members of their auxiliary as a memorial to their departed comrades of the Army, Navy and Marine Corps – every one of them a volunteer – who served from 1898 to 1902 in Cuba, . . . Map (db m134880) WM
74Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Knox County World War II Memorial
In memory of those from Knox County who gave their lives in the Second World WarMap (db m101829) WM
75Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Knoxville — First Capital of Tennessee — 1796-1807, 1807-1812, 1817-1818 —
(north side) Knoxville, previously the capital of the Southwest Territory, 1792-1796, was designated as the first capital of the State of Tennessee by the Constitutional Convention of 1796. Near this site the first General Assembly of the . . . Map (db m134871) HM
76Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — 1E 87 — Knoxville College
This liberal arts institution was opened in Knoxville by the United Presbyterian Church in 1875. It crowns the ridge from which the main batteries of Lt. James Longstreet's attacking force shelled the Federal Fort Sanders about 1800 yards to the . . . Map (db m107952) HM
77Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Knoxville National Cemetery
Civil War Knoxville In an 1861 referendum, 81 percent of East Tennessee voters rejected secession. Many in Knoxville, the region's largest city, supported the Union. During the Civil War, 30,000 East Tennesseans joined the U.S. Army. When . . . Map (db m100498) WM
78Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Knoxville: A Divided City — Simultaneous Union and Confederate Rallies
In April 1861, before Tennessee seceded, Knoxville was deeply divided. Excited residents gathered in the streets and held rallies to sway public opinion. These divisions were never more visible then than during simultaneous Union and Confederate . . . Map (db m100524) HM
79Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Knoxville's Market House
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 . . . Map (db m160850) HM
80Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — 1 — Knoxville's Old Custom House / Fiddlin' Bob Taylor — Cradle of Country Music Tour —
Knoxville's Old Custom House You are standing in front of Knoxville's first federal building, the Old Custom House (1874). The Custom House originally housed the federal court, excise offices, post office, and later, Tennessee Valley . . . Map (db m118517) HM
81Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Krutch Park — Charles E. Krutch — 1887-1981 —
Krutch Park is the legacy of Charles Krutch, the last survivor of an eccentric and talented family. When they first arrived in Knoxville in the 1850's the proud German clan spelled their name Krόtsch (the name is pronounced Krootch). Several of the . . . Map (db m118446) HM
82Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — 1E 118 — Land Grant University
In 1867, by resolution of the U.S. Congress, Tennessee became eligible to designate an institution to teach areas of learning related to agriculture and the mechanic arts and to receive the proceeds from the sale of federal land as prescribed by the . . . Map (db m118354) HM
83Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Lawson McGhee Library — Knoxville History Project —
Lawson McGhee Library (west panel) ”I intend to erect a building to be used as a public library, and at the same time, a memorial to a beloved child.” -Charles McClung McGhee The original Lawson McGhee Library was . . . Map (db m134882) HM
84Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Lloyd Branson — (1853-1925) — Knoxville History Project —
Born in northern Knox County (now part of Union County), Lloyd Branson is regarded perhaps as Knoxville's finest professional artist. Branson's family moved to Knoxville in 1868, and exhibited extraordinary talent as a youngster. After studying at . . . Map (db m134898) HM
85Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — 1E 66 — Longstreet's Headquarters
"Bleak House," the home of Robert Houston Armstrong, was used as the headquarters of Lt. Gen. James Longstreet and Major Gen. Lafayette McLaws, C.S.A., during the siege of Knoxville, November, 1863.Map (db m69486) HM
86Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Market House Bell
This bronze bell hung in the tower of City Hall, on the north end of Market Square, beginning in the 1880s. Rung by the police chief, the bell signaled civic emergencies such as major fires and riots, via a number-based code. An effective means of . . . Map (db m98564) HM
87Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — 1E 136 — Mary Frances Housley — Hero of National Airlines Flight 83 — 1926-1951 —
Mary Frances Housley was born on October 12, 1926, to John and Fannie Mayer Housley in Knoxville, Tennessee. She lived at 300 Forestal Dr. (formerly Forest Ave.) while attending Central High School, graduating in 1944. In 1950 she became a flight . . . Map (db m165752) HM
88Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds — (1919-1985)
Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds (1919-1985) of Knoxville served in the US Army during World War II. He was taken prisoner by the Germans at the Battle of the Bulge. Edmonds was held prisoner at Stalag IXA POW camp near Ziegenhain, Germany. In . . . Map (db m160252) HM
89Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — 1E 91 — Mecklenburg Place
On this site stood the home of Dr. James Gettys McGready Ramsey, physician, civic leader, statesman and author of the Annals of Tennessee, who lived here from 1872 until his death in 1884. It was named for Dr. Ramsey's first home, Mecklenburg, at . . . Map (db m101751) HM
90Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Mr. Anderson's Log College
One-eighth of a mile west of this spot there stood the building of Union Academy, generally called "Mr. Anderson's Log College", which was conducted from 1802 to 1812 by Rev. Isaac Anderson, founder and first president of Maryville College of which . . . Map (db m159558) HM
91Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Neyland Stadium
Neyland Stadium, one of the largest stadiums in North America, is named for General Robert Neyland (1892-1962). This football coach who, in his 21 seasons at U.T., led the Vols through nine undefeated seasons and brought the Vols a National . . . Map (db m118618) HM
92Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — 1E 98 — Odd Fellows Cemetery
This Cemetery was established in 1880 by the Banner Lodge Chapter of the Odd Fellows Fraternal Order. This Cemetery was enlarged by the Daughters of Zion in 1881, the Good Samaritans in 1884, and the Silver Moon Chapter of the Odd Fellows in 1885. . . . Map (db m84478) HM
93Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — 1E 102 — Old Gray Cemetery
Old Gray Cemetery, incorporated in 1850, is the resting place of William G. Brownlow, Tennessee Governor and U.S. Senator, as well as two other U.S. Senators, eight U.S. Congressmen, 26 mayors of Knoxville, and numerous ambassadors, judges, editors, . . . Map (db m69501) HM
94Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Old Gray Cemetery — Silent Voices
Since the Civil War, the thirteen-acre Old Gray Cemetery has been the final resting place for Union and Confederate veterans. During the conflict, control of Knoxville shifted from Confederate to Union forces, so it is appropriate that both sides . . . Map (db m82211) HM
95Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — 1E 92 — Old Knox County Courthouse
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 . . . Map (db m4106) HM
96Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — 1E 105 — Old Mechanicsville
Founded by Negro settlers and Welsh immigrants, Mechanicsville became a thriving community whose 2,000 citizens were annexed to the city in 1883. The area earned its name because it was home to skilled craftsmen employed by the Knoxville Iron . . . Map (db m167272) HM
97Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Patrick Sullivan's Saloon
Irish immigrant Patrick Sullivan (1841-1925), came to Knoxville with his family in the 1850s to work on the new railroad. Sullivan, a Union veteran, established his first bar near this spot soon after the Civil War, and built this larger, grander . . . Map (db m118708) HM
98Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — 1E 99 — Ramsey House
.2 mile east is the handsome two-story pink marble and blue limestone house built in 1797 by Francis A. Ramsey (1764-1820), pioneer settler, surveyor, college trustee, banker and public official. Ramsey served under four governments — North . . . Map (db m167288) HM
99Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Ramsey House — A Confederate Family in Unionist Country
The Ramsey Plantation illustrates the story of a Confederate family in Unionist East Tennessee. The family, who supported secession, owned two thousand acres and four to eight slaves. Born here in 1797, James Gettys McGready Ramsey was among the . . . Map (db m167296) HM
100Tennessee (Knox County), Knoxville — Ramsey House Plantation
Site of birthplace of J.G.M. Ramsey, A.M.,M.D March 25, 1797 author of Annals of TennesseeMap (db m4105) HM

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