Historic Markers Across Tennessee

James White / Founder of Knoxville

Marker ID:  
Location: 205 Hill Ave SE, Knoxville, TN
County: Knox
Coordinates: N 35° 57.77    W 083° 54.722
  35.96283333    -83.91203333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None


James White
Founder of Knoxville

Erected the city's first dwelling in this block in 1786. White's Fort was later constructed to surround the house. Knoxville was named for Henry Knox, Washington's Secretary of War, and was chosen by Governor William Blount as capital of the territory of the United States south of the Ohio River in 1790-91