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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 Location Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee Coordinates , Government Cities in Tennessee Tennessee Mayor Bill Haslam (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 254. ...


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. ... Within the United States there are political organizations that call themselves militia, which claim legitimacy based on Article 1, section 8 and the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution, the militia act of 1792, Title 10 section 311, and the common law concept of an armed citizenry. ... Combatants American Revolutionaries, France, The Netherlands, Spain, American Indians Great Britain, German mercenaries, Loyalists, American Indians Canadian Indians Commanders George Washington, Comte de Rochambeau, Nathanael Greene, Bernardo de Gálvez Sir William Howe, Sir Henry Clinton, Lord Cornwallis (more commanders) The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the... 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 (July 25, 1750 - October 25, 1806) 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) led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and was the first President of the United States, from 1789 to 1797. ... The Secretary of War was a member of the Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ...

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References

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

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TN Encyclopedia: FORT JAMES WHITE (568 words)
Fort James White, or James White Fort, was established in 1786 and became the nucleus of modern-day Knoxville.
General James White (1747-1821) traveled to the wilderness of East Tennessee from Iredell County, North Carolina, in 1785, settling with his wife Mary Lawson and five children on a one-thousand-acre tract near the junction of the French Broad and Holston Rivers.
The White family established a second farm away from the fort, and the principal house was later incorporated as an ell into the brick residence of James Kennedy Jr.
James White Fort: Knoxville's Beginning (440 words)
James White was a kindly and hospitable man, so he housed many settlers as they began to pour over the mountains.
Robert McGinnis, the on-site director at James White Fort, happens to be an eighth generation descendent of James White.
Special holiday events at James White Fort include the "Beary Merry Christmas," a celebration for children and their teddy bears, and the "Candlelight Tour," a formal decorated tour through the fort with music and refreshments.
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