Knox County

Historical Resources:


Pre-Statehood Tennessee

Learn more about pre-statehood Tennessee history!   Read this book online!   The Conquest of the Old Southwest: The Romantic Story of the Early Pioneers into Virginia, The Carolinas, Tennessee, and Kentucky 1740-1790, by Archibald Henderson, Ph.D., D.C.L.


Early Knoxville / Knox County History:

A visitor's view of Knoxville, along with a drawing of the city (circa 1845):

Read this 1859 article about the early settlement of Knoxville!

We are transcribing William Rule's (1900) Standard History of Knoxville, Tennessee Click here to read Chapter 14 - "Transportation"

View listings in the "County and Community Histories" and "Historical Sites" sections of the Knox County Bibliography



Knox County Historian

Mr. Steve Cotham
McClung Historical Collection
Knox County Public Library System
500 West Church Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902-2505
(865) 215-8801

Tennessee Historical Commission

Knoxville Civil War Roundtable

East Tennessee Historical Society

Knox County Historical Sites of Interest

Knox County landmarks on the National Register of Historic Places