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Encyclopedia > James White's Fort

White's Fort, also known as James White's Fort, was an 18th century settlement that became Knoxville, Tennessee. (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Nickname: The Marble City, K-Town, Big Orange Country, Knox Vegas Official website: www. ...


White's Fort was settled in 1786 by James White, a militia officer during the American Revolutionary War. When William Blount, the territorial governor of the Southwest Territory, moved the territorial capital to White's Fort in 1791, he renamed it Knoxville in honor of Henry Knox, the American Revolutionary War general and Washington's Secretary of War. 1786 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... James White (August 8, 1747 – August 14, 1821) was an American pioneer and soldier who founded Knoxville, Tennessee. ... // General Overview The early Puritan colonists of America considered the militia an important social structure, necessary to defend their colonies from Indian attacks. ... Combatants American Revolutionaries, France, Netherlands, Spain, Native Americans Great Britain, German mercenaries, Loyalists, Native Americans Commanders George Washington, Comte de Rochambeau, Nathanael Greene William Howe, Henry Clinton, Charles Cornwallis (more commanders) The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence,[1] was a conflict that... For the English scholar see William Blount, 4th Baron Mountjoy. ... The Southwest Territory, also known as the Territory South of the River Ohio, was an organized territory of the United States formed on May 26, 1790. ... 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Henry Knox was an American bookseller from Boston who became the chief Artillery officer of the Continental Army and later the nations first United States Secretary of War. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the successful Commander in Chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1783, and later the first President of the United States, an office to which he was twice elected unanimously (unanimous among the Electoral College... The Secretary of War was a member of the Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ...


References

  • Fort James White. The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. URL accessed on 2006-03-14.
  • Knoxville. The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. URL accessed on 2006-03-14.

2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in Leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in Leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ...

External links

  • James White's Fort Association, Inc.

 
 

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