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Where is Knoxville, Tennessee, USA? 

Knoxville is a city in the U.S. state of Tennessee, and the county seat of Knox County.

First settled in 1786, Knoxville was the first capital of Tennessee. The city struggled with geographic isolation throughout the early 19th century, though the arrival of the railroad in 1855 led to an economic boom. During the Civil War, the city was bitterly divided over the secession issue, and was occupied alternately by both Confederate and Union armies. Following the war, Knoxville grew rapidly as a major wholesaling and manufacturing center.Wikipedia

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1791 - Knoxville, Tennessee founded
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1861 - May 7 - Riot occurs between prosecessionist & Union supporters in Knoxville TN
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News  1872 - Earthquake
The vicinity of Knoxville, Tenn., was visited a few mornings ago by a very heavy earthquake shock. Buildings were caused to creak and strain, and much alarm was created. It was accompanied by a heavy sound resembling thunder.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
March 9, 1872
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News  1872 - Railroad Accident in Tennessee
Knoxville, Tenn., July 4. - The eastern-bound passenger train due at Knoxville at noon to-day, met with an accident fifteen miles from this city. The engine ran over a cow, throwing it from the track, and wrecking two baggage and mail cars. The passenger-cars remained on the track. None of the...Read MORE...

1886 - December 5 - A big snowstorm in the southeastern U.S. produced 22.5 inches at Knoxville TN.
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News  1897 - Fire
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 8. – Never in the history of Knoxville has the city suffered such a loss by fire as it did today. The very heart of the city, including some of the largest wholesale and retail business houses in the South, were destroyed. The loss is variously estimated at from one to...Read MORE...

1900 - Knoxville - The Metropolis of Eastern Tennessee by Joshua W. Caldwell
The beginnings of Knoxville were Scotch-Irish. Its founder was James White, a Scotch-Irishman from North Carolina. Its first place of worship was a Scotch-Irish Presbyterian Church, wherein the faith of the Covenant was preached without mitigation, to the edification and uplifting of the community. ...Read MORE...

Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 14. - The Lawson McGhee Library, a three-story brick structure, at Gay Street and Vine Avenue, was destroyed by fire this afternoon. It was the city's second big fire in three days. On the ground floor of the building was a double store occupied by the VANCE Furniture...Read MORE...

Knoxville, a city, the capital of Knox co., Tenn., is on the right or NW. bank of the Holston River, about 180 miles E. of Nashville and 200 miles by water above Chattanooga. It is on the Southern, the Atlanta, Knoxville and Northern and other railroads. It is built on a hilly or uneven site and is ...Read MORE...

1953 - October 1 - WATE TV channel 6 in Knoxville, TN (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
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1982 - World's fair held in Knoxville webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ tntimeln.htm
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immigrant flag  Jacqueline Faber (24 March 1933, , Luxembourg - 2 February 2000, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)

flag  John Elijah Hornbeck (1750, , Anson County, North Carolina, USA - 1806, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)

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