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Welcome to Knoxville ...

The city of Knoxville is located in Knox County<1> and is the County Seat for Knox County.

When the people of Knoxville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Knoxvillian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Knoxville has a population of 187,603 people<3> (see below for details).

Knoxville was established in 1786.

The community of Knoxville is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Knoxville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Knoxville (for example, toward Rogers), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Knoxville lies within the (865) area code.

Websites for Knoxville ...

Official Website:   www.ci.knoxville.tn.us/

Junior League:   www.jlknoxville.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Knoxville had an population of 187,603 people. This is an increase of 4.88% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.89% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Knoxville had a population of 178,874 people (which is 41.38% of the total population of Knox County). This makes Knoxville the county's most populous community.

The population of Knoxville represents 2.82% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 178,874 people, the population of Knoxville increased 2.87% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 173,890 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Knoxville.

Adding Knoxville to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Knoxville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Knoxville elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Knoxville on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Knoxville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Knoxville - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas (2), California, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Texas (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Knoxville.

Communities near Knoxville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Knoxville.

  • Kodak [Sevier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kodak
    • Kodak [Sevier County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Knoxville
    • Estimated population in 2014: 184,281 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kodak have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kodak
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kodak<7>
  • Maryville [Blount County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maryville
    • Maryville [Blount County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Knoxville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 29,742 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maryville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maryville<7>
  • Farragut [Knox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farragut
    • Farragut [Knox County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Knoxville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 23,778 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farragut have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farragut
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farragut<7>
  • Spring Hill [Anderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Hill
    • Spring Hill [Anderson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Knoxville
    • Estimated population in 2014: 16,752 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hill
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Seymour Heights [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seymour Heights
      • Seymour Heights [Sevier County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Knoxville
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 10,919 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seymour Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour Heights
    • Clinton [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Anderson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Knoxville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,075 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<7>
    • Alcoa [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alcoa
      • Alcoa [Blount County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Knoxville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,980 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alcoa have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alcoa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alcoa<7>
    • Cowan Springs [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowan Springs
      • Cowan Springs [Blount County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Knoxville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 9,010 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowan Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowan Springs
    • Aldenwood Park [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aldenwood Park
      • Aldenwood Park [Knox County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Knoxville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 8,753 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aldenwood Park have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aldenwood Park
    • Fairway Estates [Blount County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairway Estates
      • Fairway Estates [Blount County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Knoxville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 8,224 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairway Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairway Estates

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Knoxville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Knoxville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Knoxville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Knoxville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Knoxville. Our list includes 197 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Knoxville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Knoxville ...

Looking for more information about Knoxville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Knoxville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Knoxville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Knox County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Knoxville: www.ci.knoxville.tn.us/

The official website for Knox County: www.knoxcounty.org/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Knox, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Knoxville refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Knoxville may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Knoxville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Knoxville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Knoxville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Knoxville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Knoxville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Knoxville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9648, Longitude: -83.9237    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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