Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Old Mechanicsville



Marker ID: THC 1E 105
Location: Knox County, in Knoxville, Deadrick Avenue
County: Knox
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Waymark: None
 



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Founded by Negro settlers and Welsh immigrants, Mechanicsville became a thriving community whose 2,000 citizens were annexed to the city in 1883. The area earned its name because it was home to skilled craftsmen employed by the Knoxville Iron Company, are