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Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection - The Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection of the Knox County Public Library ranks among the top research and genealogical libraries in the Southeast. From rare manuscript collections to free access to's Enhanced Library Edition, the McClung Collection is your gateway to exploring your family's and your region's history.

East Tennessee Historical Society
- Exhibits at museum (located in Knoxville), publications, links, other resources. For more than 175 years, the East Tennessee Historical Society has helped East Tennesseans hold on to their unique heritage by recording events and stories and collecting artifacts for its world-class museum collection. Educational outreach, scholarly publications, engaging lecture series, and heritage programs, such as First Families of Tennessee, are hallmarks of ETHS.

First Presbyterian Church Cemetery - The First Presbyterian Church Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. Established in the 1790s, the cemetery contains the graves of some of Knoxville's most prominent early residents, including territorial governor and Constitutional Convention delegate William Blount and Knoxville founder James White. In 1996, the cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places.


HeadStones Genealogy - HeadStones Genealogy is a searchable genealogical database; provide methods of searching by region and nationally; by name, cemetery, birth, death and more.

Knox County Archives - Uninterrupted since 1792, the Knox County Archives, a branch of the Knox County Public Library, receives, processes, and preserves the non-current, permanent records created by county government. The Knox County Archives provides information on the origins and history of the court systems, court records, genealogy, and the history of the county.


Knox County Sites on the National Register of Historic Places
- Historic districts, residences, businesses, schools, cemeteries, churches, government.

Knox County, Tennessee, Geneology & History - Knox County was named in honor of Henry Knox (1750-1806),  American Revolutionary War artillery commander, one of the founders of the Society of the Cincinnati and first U.S. secretary of war.

Knoxville National Cemetery - Records of burials provided by the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs on July 2, 2000.

Loudon County TNGENWEB - Provides online Bible records, letters, queries, SSDI, surnames, census, marriage records, military information, obituaries, court records, and much more.

Museum of East Tennessee History - Open 7 days a week, the Museum of East Tennessee History showcases the history of the region's 35 counties through the award-winning exhibition, Voices of the Land: The People of East Tennessee, the East Tennessee Streetscape, and regularly changing feature exhibitions.

Old Gray Cemetery - Old Gray clearly depicts Knoxville's history as well as the Victorian era and provides an important example of cemetery planning and design during the rural-cemetery or garden movement. Old Gray Cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Researching Native Americans (Cherokee) in Tennessee - A special section of the State Library and Archives.

Tennessee History and Genealogy

Who's Who in Tennessee (1911): Knox County Residents - ALLEN, John Mebane, merchant; born St. Francis Co., Ark., July 18, 1857; Scotch-Irish descent; son of Abijah and Celia H. (Mebane) Allen; father's occupation, farmer; paternal grandparents, William and Mary (Morgan) Allen, maternal grandparents, Dr. John Alexander, and Celia (Sutton) Mebane; educated in the country schools, and University of Tenn.

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