Knoxville is an American city in the U.S. state of Tennessee, with 178 874 inhabitants and the county seat ( county seat ). It is the third largest city in Tennessee.
Since December 2011, Madeline Rogero Mayor of the city.
The city is home to the University of Tennessee and the seat of the Diocese of Knoxville.
Knoxville was founded in 1791 and named after the Minister of War, George Washington, Henry Knox. As of 1797 the state of Tennessee joined the United States, Knoxville was determined as its capital. In 1815, Murfreesboro became the new capital of the state. This remained Murfreesboro until 1826, when it was replaced by Nashville in this function.
Worldwide fame Knoxville by hosting the World's Fair in 1982. From then comes one of the landmarks of the city, the sun ball ( Sunsphere ).
Knoxville is located directly off I -40 and I-75. In the urban area there are several connecting highways, including I-140, I-275 and I- 640.
Right in the urban area of the Downtown Knoxville Airport Iceland is called Airfield, south of the city traffic McGhee Tyson Airport.
Although the town is on a railway junction, there is no passenger.
Sons and daughters of the town
- James Agee (1909-1955), poet, journalist and screenwriter
- Bill Bates ( b. 1961 ), American football player
- Trevor Bayne (* 1991), race car driver
- Polly Bergen ( b. 1930; Nellie Paulina Burgin actually ), actress and singer
- Carl Butler (1927-1992), country singer
- Kenny Chesney ( born 1968 ), country singer
- Jerome Courtland (1926-2012; actually Courtland Jourolmon ), film director, film producer and actor
- Cleavant Derricks (* 1953), actor and singer
- Christina Hendricks ( born 1975 ), actress
- Johnny Knoxville (born 1971 ), actor
- Harry McClintock (1882-1957), composer
- Stick McGhee (1917-1961), R & B and blues singer and guitarist
- Randy Orton ( born 1980 ), wrestler
- Brad Renfro (1982-2008), actor
- Brent Smith (born 1978 ), singer of the U.S. rock band Shinedown
- Quentin Tarantino ( b. 1963 ), director, actor, producer and screenwriter
- Jake Thomas (* 1990), actor
- Karl Edward Wagner (1945-1994), writer
- Whitechapel, deathcore band
- 10 Years, an alternative metal band
- Bill Haslam (born 1958 ), politician
- Neuquén, Argentina
- Muroran, Japan
- Larisa, Greece
- Kaohsiung, Taiwan
- Chengdu, China
- Chelm, Poland
- Yesan, South Korea