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Knox County, TN
Gay Street, 1905
Gay Street in Knoxville, c. 1905

Knox County was founded in 1792.
It was named in honor of Maj. Gen. Henry Knox who served as Washington's chief of artillery in the Revolutionary War and the Secretary of War in Washington's Cabinet. Was one of the founders and first secretary of the Society of the Cincinnati.
The county is at the geographical center of the Great Valley of East Tennessee.
Near the heart of the county is the origin of the Tennessee River at the union of the Holston and French Broad rivers.

City: Knoxville (county seat)
Town: Farragut
Census-designated place: Mascot

Unincorporated Communities
Ball Camp -- Bearden -- Bluegrass -- Byington -- Carter - Cedar Bluff -- Concord -- Corryton -- Gibbs
Halls Crossroads -- Hardin Valley -- Heiskell -- Karns -- Kimberlin Heights -- Mascot -- Mt. Olive -- Pedigo
Powell -- Ramsey -- Ritta -- Riverdale -- Skaggston -- Solway -- Thorn Grove -- Vestal





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Website Updates:
May 2017: Burials in Middlebrook Methodist Cemetery.  marriage announcements for LASATER-CRAWFORD, PRICE-MASSEY, RUBLE-MCFALL


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Surrounding Counties
 Union County (north)
Grainger County (northeast)
Jefferson County (east)
Sevier County (southeast)
Blount County (south)
Loudon County (southwest)
Roane County (west)
Anderson County (northwest)

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