Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Mecklenberg Place



Marker ID: THC 1E 91
Location: Knox County, in Knoxville, at 801 Main Avenue, S.E.
County: Knox
Coordinates: N 35° 57.583    W 083° 55.3
  35.95971666    -83.92166666
Waymark: None
 



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Mecklenburg Place


On this site stood the home of Dr. James Gettys McGready Ramsey, physician, civic leader, statesman and author of the Annals of Tennessee, who lived here from 1872 until his death in 1884. It was named for Dr. Ramsey's first home, Mecklenburg, at the junction of the French Broad and Holston rivers, which was destroyed by fire during the Federal occupation of the region.


Tennessee Historical Commission