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The Marble City
The Underwear Capital of the World

Page Contents for Knoxville, Tennessee

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Tennessee state capital is Nashville.
The population of Knoxville is approximately 185,100 (2009), 178874 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 84,981 (2000), 78048 (2010).
The amount of land area in Knoxville is 200.066 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Knoxville is 92.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 4.387 sq kilometers.
The distance from Knoxville to Washington DC is 441 miles.
The distance to the Tennessee state capital is 161 miles. (as the crow flies)
Knoxville is positioned 35.97 degrees north of the equator and 83.94 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Knoxville elevation is 936 feet above sea level.
Knoxville per capita income is $ 22,163 (2009).
Knoxville median income is $ 31,898 (2009).
The Knoxville median home price is $ 124,400 (2009).
Knoxville average annual rainfall is (precipitation) 47.29 inches per year
Knoxville average annual precipitation is 48.22 inches peryear.
Knoxville average annual snowfall is 11.5 inches per year.
Knoxville average annual humidity is 11.5
Knoxville average temperature is 60.0 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 46.3 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 68.9 degrees F.


in eastern Tennessee. Nearby communities include Powell, Karns, Rockford, Gibbs, Seymour, Alcoa, Louisville and Mascot.
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temperate. Though not as hot as some areas of the south, Knoxville is usually hot and humid in the summer and generally cool in the cool. There is some snowfall during winter months but not in excess.
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moderate. Here is a Weather and Time page for Knoxville. There is an average annual snowfall of 12 inches
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History & History Related Items

A history page for Knoxville.

Knoxville was the capital of both the Territory and the state of Tennessee until 1819. It is also one of the oldest cities in the state. The city was named for Henry Knox, the first national Secretary of War.

Knoxville was once known as the Marble City due to the active marble quarries in the area for the famous Tennessee pink marble. Another distinction for the city was its designation as the Underwear Capital of the World. During the 1930's, there were at least 20 textile and clothing mills here. The industry thrived until the 1950's when the plants began to close. The closings caused a distinct loss of population in the area at that time.
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The settling of Knoxville


The founding of Knoxville

1791, named by William Blount after President Washington's War Secretary, Henry Knox

The incorporation of Knoxville



There are THREE National Parks surrounding the Knoxville area - The Great Smoky Mountains, Cumberland Gap and Big South Fork.

Things to see and do in Knoxville and the area.

Beck Cultural Center
1927 Dandridge Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee
Phone: 423-524-8461
This center features the history of African-Americans in the area from the late 1800s to the present. Please call for hours and details.

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Confederate Memorial Hall - Bleak House
3148 Kingston Pk. S.W.
Knoxville, TN
Phone: 423-522-2371
This Victorian mansion was occupied by Confederate General James Longstreet in Nov. of 1863. The museum features memorabilia, Victorian furniture, Confederatcy artifacts and a library of southern literature. The outdoor gardens should also be looked at.

East Tennessee Historical Society Museum
The museum features both permanent and temporary exhibits about the history of the area. Among the artifacts is Davy Crockett's first rifle, "Old Betsh." There is also a children's activity area called, "Davy's Attic," for hands-on fun with history. Please call for details.

Frank H. McClung Museum
1327 Circle Park Dr.
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
Phone: 423-974-2144
Many exhibits in archaeology from all over the world. Special exhibitions are held during the year. Please call for details.

James White's Fort
The original house was built in 1786 by James White and was the first permanent home builtin what is now Knoxville. It features a kitchen, three guest log cabins, an original main cabin and more. Beautifully manicured grounds surround the attractions. Please call for details.

Old Gray Cemetery
543 N. Broadway
Knoxville, TN
Phone: 423-522-1424
This cemetery was establised in 1850 and is on the National Register of Historic PLaces. The graves include over 27 past Knoxville mayors. Many veterans from all past US wars are buried here. there are 13 acres of mature trees and Victorian-era stonework. Please call for details and hours.

Women's Basketball of Fame
700 Hall of Fame Drive
Knoxville, TN
Phone: 423-633-9000
The only hall of fame in the world dedicated to women's basketball with 32,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits and films tracing the history of the sport. Please call for hours and details.

International Biscuit Festival - held in Knoxville each year in May. Find out who can make the tastiest biscuit of all!

Fun Facts about Knoxville!
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Economy & Industry

The local economy is largely influenced by the main campus of the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Other related facilities are also nearby.
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Knoxville City Government

City of Knoxville
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Knoxville has a Mayor-Council form of Government. It is also the County Seat of Knox County.

McGhee-Tyson Airport
P.O. Box 15600
Knoxville, TN 37901
Phone:(423) 970-2773

The John T. O'Connor Senior Citizen Center - (423) 523-1135

Knox County Tourist Commission
601 W. Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902-2011
Phones: 800-727-8045 / 423-523-7263

Marriage License Dept
3045 N Mall Rd
Knoxville, TN 37924-2069
Phone: 423-673-0847

Knoxville Chamber

The Knoxville Chamber
17 Market Square, #201
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865-637-4550

Knoxville Community Events

Special Events in Knoxville.

Knoxville Organizations

The Knoxville Chamber
17 Market Square, #201
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865-637-4550

Knoxville Libraries

Knox County Public Library
City of Knoxville libraries

Knoxville Schools

Knoxville County Public School System
P.O. Box 2188
Knoxville, TN 37901-2188
Phone: (423) 594-1800

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
320 Student Services Building
Knoxville, TN 37996-0230
Phone: 423 974-1000
Admissions office: 423 974-2184 Knoxville


The population of Knoxville was:
1850 - 2,076
1870 - 8,682
1880 - 9,693
1890 - 22,535
1900 - 32,637
1910 - 36,346
1920 - 77,818
1930 - 105,802
1940 - 111,580
1950 - 124,769
1960 - 111,827
1970 - 174,587
1980 - 175,045
1990 - 165,121
2000 - 177,661
2007 - 183,546
2009 - 185,100

Median age:
2000 - 33.4 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 76,453
2000 - 84,981

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 27,492
2009 - $ 31,898

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 18,171
2009 - $ 22,163

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 77,800
2009 - $ 124,400

Knoxville is located in the Eastern Time zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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