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Blount Mansion - Tennessee's frontier capital, 1792-1796. In Knoxville.

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.

Confederate Memorial Hall - Bleak House, an antebellum mansion of fifteen spacious rooms and wide halls, stands well back on an eminence among lovely trees and elaborately landscaped grounds. The property fronts 250 feet on Kinston Pike and extends over 900 feet in terraced gardens down to Fort Loudon Lake (Tennessee River).

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.

Farragut Folklife Museum
- The Farragut Folklife Museum is a treasure chest of photographs and artifacts, which tell a story of the history of the Farragut and Concord communities.


Frank H. McClung Museum - collections in anthropology, archaeology, decorative arts, medicine, local history, and natural history. Exhibits document Tennessee's art, culture, geology and fossils, history, and technologies.

James White's Fort - James White, The Founder of Knoxville, came here in the early 1780's from North Carolina. He had fought in the Revolutionary War and was given a land grant of 1,000 acres for his service. He built his 2-story log house on the present site of Knoxville in 1786.


Mabry-Hazen House - built 1858, operated as a museum, in Knoxville, Tennessee

Marble Springs Historic Site - A Tennessee state 38 acre historic farmstead of Governor John Sevier. There are 5 period outbuildings dating from 1780. The memorial is also listed in the National Registry of Historic Places.

Museum 0f Appalachia - The Museum of Appalachia, located in Norris, Tennessee, 20 miles (32 km) north of Knoxville, is a living history museum that interprets the pioneer and early 20th-century period of the Southern Appalachian region of the United States.

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.

Ramsey House Plantation - Ramsey House was built for Colonel Francis Alexander Ramsey, a pioneer citizen who became prominent in the formation of the State of Franklin, the Territory South of the Ohio River, and the State of Tennessee.

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