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Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

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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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Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - Gay Street North from Clinch Street, Knoxville, Tenn.
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Gay Street North from Clinch Street, Knoxville, Tenn.
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - Church Street, M.E. Church, Knoxville, Tenn.
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Church Street, M.E. Church, Knoxville, Tenn.
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - Brookside Cotton Mills, Knoxville, Tenn.
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Brookside Cotton Mills, Knoxville, Tenn.

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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....Read MORE...

News  1872 - Railroad Accident in Tennessee
Knoxville, Tenn., July 4. - The eastern-bound passenger train due at Knoxville at noon to-day, met...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 ...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...Read MORE...

News  1904 - KNOXVILLE LIBRARY BURNED. CITY'S SECOND BIG BLAZE IN THREE DAYS - FIRE DEPARTMENT CRIPPLED.
Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 14. - The Lawson McGhee Library, a three-story brick structure, at Gay...Read MORE...

1916
Knoxville, a city, the capital of Knox co., Tenn., is on the right or NW. bank of the Holston...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

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immigrant flag  Jacqueline FABER (24 March 1933, , Luxembourg - 2 February 2000, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)

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

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