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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 …
The Lucile Borden traveled the French Broad River under Captain James E. Newman at a time before other modes of transport had come to the area.
In the late 1800s, roughly 50 country stores served the needs of residents along or near the French…
Although no permanent villages of campsites were located on this site prior to the arrival of settlers, this property was part of the tribal lands of the Cherokee Nation.
In the late 1800's and early 1900's, this property was used as pasture fo…
Washington's Chief of Artillery in the Revolutionary War. Secretary of War in Washington's Cabinet. One of the founders and first secretary of the Society of the Cincinnati.
Nicholas Bartlett built a mill 300 ft. downstream about 1785. When Blount County was created in 1795, its mill-pond was a turning point from the Stock Creek boundary to run toward Bay's Mountain. The mill was used as a fort in the Indian troubles …
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, t…
Prior to the creation of Seven Islands State Birding Park, several generations of the Kelly family farmed and lived on this land.
The French Broad River's "Kelly Bend" name comes from the family, however, the Kellys called it "Seclusion Bend".…
1st Field Artillery Battery D 2nd Division
Born July 17th 1892 Killed in Action April 8th 1918 Ranzier, France
The first to give his life for Knox County World War I
Erected by the American Legion Knoxville Post No. 2
June 20, 1949
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 …
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 s…