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9/11 memorial
9/11 Memorial
The 9/11 Monument was built by Knoxville artist Randy Vaden to commemorate the victims of September 11, 2011. Located at Assembly Park in front of the City-County Building, the memorial is open to the public.

400 Main Street - Knoxville, TN 37902 • Map ItWebsite

 

alex haley statue
Alex Haley Heritage Square
Alex Haley Square is a part of Morningside Park in east Knoxville. The park has the only 12 foot high bronze statue of author and Pulitzer prize winner Alex Haley. Haley is best known for his book, Roots, in which he traced his origins back to Africa. His book was made into an acclaimed television mini-series. The statue is the focal point of the park. It was designed by sculptress Tina Allen and cast in bronze in New York City. The statue weighs 4,200 pounds and was dedicated in February 1998 during Black History Month. Other amenities in the park include a play structure, water fountain and green space.

Morningside Drive - Knoxville, TN 37914 • Map It

 

 

capt charles mcmillan
Captain Charles T. McMillan Memorial
In memory of Air Force Captain Charles T McMillan II. McMillan was a Tennessee Volunteer who gave his life while attempting to rescue the 53 American hostages in Iran on April 25, 1980.

The marker is embedded in the wall of the Old Knoxville Courthouse at 300 Main Ave Knoxville, TN 37902.

300 Main St - Knoxville, TN 37902 • Map ItWebsite

 

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First Block House
This monument depicts the first block house in Knoxville in 1792. The site was dedicated by Admiral Schley on February 5, 1902. The monument was erected by Bonny Kate Chapter D.A.R.

The monument is located on the lawn of the Old Knoxville Courthouse.

300 Main St - Knoxville, TN 37902 • Map ItWebsite

 

first block house knoxville
First Capital of the State of Tennessee
Knoxville served as capital of the Territory South of the River Ohio and as capital of Tennessee (1792-1796) until 1817 when the capital was moved to Murfreesboro.

The monument is located on the lawn of the Old Knoxville Courthouse.

300 Main St - Knoxville, TN 37902 • Map ItWebsite

 

hamilton mound
Hamilton Mound
On the Agriculture campus of The University of Tennessee is a "Hamilton Mound," an Indian burial mound that probably contains between 10 and 100 graves. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. Constructed during the early Mississippian period (c. 1000 A.D.), this is one of the oldest man-made structures in Knoxville.

Joe Johnson Dr at E. J. Chapman Dr - Knoxville, TN 37916 • Map ItWebsite

 

indian burial mound
Indian Burial Mound at Cherokee Boulevard
Built one thousand years ago by a mysterious people that predate the Cherokee, the mound was eroded by agriculture for hundreds of years and looted by grave-robbers in the 19th century. In the 1920s it was made the centerpiece of Cherokee Boulevard, which was named after the mound, then erroneously thought to be Cherokee.

1400 Cherokee Blvd - Knoxville, TN 37919 • Map ItWebsite

 

john sevier grave
John Sevier Grave and Monument
John Sevier was a founding father of the State of Tennessee and the state's first governor in 1796. Sevier is buried on the lawn of the Old Knoxville Courthouse at 300 Main Ave Knoxville, TN 37902. This is his grave monument. John Sevier's wife, Bonny Kate, is also buried on the courthouse lawn.

300 Main St - Knoxville, TN 37902 • Map ItWebsite

 

bonny kate
Katherine Sherrill Sevier
Katherine Sherrill (Bonny Kate) Sevier was the wife of Tennessee's first governor, John Sevier. She is buried on the lawn of the Old Knoxville Courthouse.

300 Main St - Knoxville, TN 37902 • Map ItWebsite

 

oarsman
Oarsman - The Rowing Man
The Oarsman, rowing man sculpture, sits at the corner of W. Church Street and Gay Street in downtown Knoxville.

W. Church Street - Knoxville, TN 37902 • Map ItWebsite

 

sarah hawkins
Sarah Hawkins
Sarah Hawkins was the first wife of Tennessee's first governor, John Sevier. She is buried on the lawn of the Old Knoxville Courthouse.

300 Main St - Knoxville, TN 37902 • Map ItWebsite

 
sunsphere
Sunsphere
The Sunsphere was constructed for the 1982 World's Fair. Several floors are now used by businesses. The 4th level of the Sunsphere houses an Observation Deck which offers a 360-degree view of World's Fair Park, downtown Knoxville, the Tennessee River, The University of Tennessee, and the Smoky Mountains.

There is no admission charge to visit the Observation Deck and access is limited to the double elevators facing the lake at the base of the Sunsphere and at the Convention Center level.

954 World's Fair Park Dr - Knoxville, TN 37916 • Map ItWebsite
 
tennessee woman suffrage memorial
Tennessee Woman Suffrage Memorial
The Woman Suffrage Memorial by sculptor Alan LeQuire is located at Market Square in downtown Knoxville. The Suffrage Coalition was founded to create a lasting memorial to the suffragists of Tennessee. The suffragist's efforts focused a nation as the last campaign was fought successfully to change the constitution. The Suffrage Coalition has erected a life-size, bronze statue featuring three Tennessee suffragists: Lizzie Crozier French of Knoxville, Anne Dallas Dudley of Nashville, and Elizabeth Avery Meriwether of Memphis.

Market Square - Knoxville, TN 37902 • Map ItWebsite

 

the hiker
The Hiker
The Hiker is a statue commemorating the American soldiers who fought in the Spanish–American War, the Boxer Rebellion and the Philippine–American War. It was created by Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson. The first version of it was made for the University of Minnesota in 1906. At least 50 copies were made and were erected throughout the United States.

300 Main St - Knoxville, TN 37902 • Map ItWebsite

 
volunteer landing
Volunteer Landing
Volunteer Landing sits on the Tennessee River in downtown Knoxville. Visitors to the Park can enjoy fishing, biking, and other water sports and activities while here. Play fountains offer several interactive geysers for splashing and getting wet. There are three waterfalls for scenic beauty, picnic tables, a playground, a marina, and a restaurant. There are also several historical features at the landing. During UT home football games, the Vol Navy lines the River along Volunteer Landing to create a sea of orange full of fun and excitement to cheer on the home team.

Neyland Drive - Knoxville, TN 37915 • Map ItWebsite
 

world war i monument
World War I Monument
This World War I monument, erected in 1921, stands on the front lawn of Old Knoxville High School.

DEDICATION: This monument perpetuates the memory of our beloved comrades who, true to the instincts of their birth, faith to the teachings of their fathers, constant in their love of country, made the supreme sacrifice in...

101 E. Fifth Avenue - Knoxville, TN 37917 • Map ItWebsite
 
worlds fair park
World's Fair Park
The park offers several acres of lawn, waterfalls, and streams. It is the site for festivals, meetings, performances, conferences, and a peaceful environment for relaxation. Water features include interactive fountains and a one-story-high geyser. A performance lawn, larger than two football fields, provides a natural amphitheater-like setting perfect for concerts, festivals, parties and other special events.

525 Henley St - Knoxville, TN 37916 • Map ItWebsite
 

 

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