A Taste of Knoxville, Tennessee
DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT KNOXVILLE?
- Knoxville is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2007 United States Census, Knoxville had a population of 183,546.
Of Tennessee's four major cities, Knoxville is second oldest to Nashville, which was founded seven years earlier. After Tennessee's admission into the Union in 1796, Knoxville was the state's first capital. One of Knoxville's nicknames is The Marble City. In the early 20th century, a number of quarries were active in the city, supplying Tennessee pink marble (actually Ordovician limestone of the Holston Formation) to much of the country.
- Anti-slavery and anti-secession sentiment ran high in East Tennessee in the years leading up to the U.S. Civil War. William "Parson" Brownlow, the radical publisher of the Knoxville Whig, was one of the region's leading anti-secessionists (although he defended the practice of slavery). Blount County, just south of Knoxville, had developed into a center of abolitionist activity, due in part to its relatively large Quaker faction and the anti-slavery president of Maryville College, Isaac Anderson. The Greater Warner Tabernacle AME Zion Church, Knoxville was reportedly a station on the underground railroad.
- Knoxville's textile and manufacturing industries largely fell victim to foreign competition in the 1950s and 1960s, and after the establishment of the Interstate Highway system in the 1960s, the railroad— which had been largely responsible for Knoxville's industrial growth— began to decline. The rise of suburban shopping malls in the 1970s drew retail revenues away from Knoxville's Downtown area. While government jobs and economic diversification prevented widespread unemployment in Knoxville, the city sought to recover the massive loss of revenue by attempting to annex neighboring communities in Knox County. These annexation attempts often turned combative, and several attempts to merge the Knoxville and Knox County governments failed though the school boards merged on 1 July 1987.
- The median income for a household in the city is $27,492, and the median income for a family is $37,708.
- Knoxville hosts numerous art festivals, including the 17-day Dogwood Arts Festival in April, which features art shows, crafts fairs, food and live music. Also in April is the Rossini Festival, which celebrates opera and Italian culture. June's Kuumba (meaning creativity in Swahili) Festival commemorates the region's African American heritage and showcases visual arts, folk arts, dance, games, music, storytelling, theater, and food. Autumn on the Square showcases national and local artists in outdoor concert series at historic Market Square, which has been revitalized with specialty shops and residences. Every Labor Day brings Boomsday, the largest Labor Day fireworks display in the United States, to the banks of the Tennessee River between the University of Tennessee football stadium and downtown.
- Knoxville falls in the humid subtropical climate zone, although it is not quite as hot as areas to the south and west due to the higher elevations. Summers are hot and humid, with July highs averaging 87 °F, lows averaging 66 °F, and an average of 29 days per year with temperatures above 90 °F. Winters are generally cool, with occasional small amounts of snow. January averages a high of around 45 °F and a low of around 25 °F, although low temperaures in the teens are not uncommon.
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Demographics of Knoxville, Tennessee
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Famous Blacks from Knoxville, Tennessee
Businesses in Knoxville, Tennessee
A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.
BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
- Mousie's Salon - Category: Black Beauty Supply - 5816 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN (865) 748-8788
- Saleem & Sons Barber Shop - Category: Barber Shop - 2408 East Magnolia Avenue Knoxville, TN 37917 (865) 523-4582
- Salon Silhouette - Category: Black Hair Salon - MULTICULRAL SALON.. HAIREXTENSIONS..COLOR.. QUICKWEAVES.. HAIR CUTS ETC 108 Jack Dance St. Knoxville, TN (865) 964-6287 - (visit website)
- Shear Elegance Hair Salon - Category: Black Hair Salon - 2330 Merchants Dr
Knoxville, TN (865) 219-8335
- Sisters Beauty Supplies - Category: Black Beauty Supply - 3603 Western Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37921 (865)637-7526
- Sisters & Brothers Salon - Category: Black Hair Salon - 2136 East Magnolia Avenue Knoxville, TN 37917 (865) 971-4462
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
- African American Gift Gallery - Category: Bookstore - 114 Carr St., Knoxville, TN 37919 (423) 584-1320
- Knox Upholstery - Category: Upholstery - Knox Upholstery Offers Custom Furniture Upholstery Services For The Corporate, Architectural, Theatrical And Residential Sectors. For Your Specific Project Please Contact Knox Upholstery Directly Or Through Your Designer. Hours: We Are Appointment Only, So Please Call Before You Drop By. - 3401 Raines Ln. Knoxville, TN (865) 566-7977 - (visit website)
- Londen's Boutique - Category: Boutique - women's boutique style clothing and accessories 7600 Kingston Pike- West Town Mall (865) 409-4620 - (visit website)
- Mr. Cool Auto Repair - Category: Auto - Mr. Cool Automotive Center is a full service automotive repair center serving Knoxville, TN. We specialize in auto repair, transmissions, tires, and scheduled maintenance. 8062 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919 (865) 470-0890 - (visit website)
- SOLS Magazine - Category: Media - Sols WM (formally Bless the Mic) was founded in 2011 by Sherri Williams in response to God's calling and purpose for her life. She was given a Vision by God to Speak and Sing to restore parents who have lost a child or have a special needs child. SOLS Magazine will launch a seasonal Magazine this FALL 2013. Knowing that there is a Woman in Ministry that was sent by God to be an instrument and gift of Song about his Mercy & his Grace, a woman who has fallen, but got up, gave up , but straightened up. Sherri has loss 2 children, is a single mother, was homeless while going through a divorce and raising a Special needs child that has overcome his speaking disability. Even though Sherri was in pain on the inside, she still raised her 2 sons: J'Markus & Jalen, kept the Faith and Believed that there is NOBODY LIKE JESUS.
" My son has been delivered from Autism, ADHD and Language Impairment". All because I gave it all up. I let go and Let God do what he does best. I never would have made it without God. Now God has placed a Vision to share our story with the world and give others hope with the gift of Song & Motivation. My sons and I are in the process of completing a Cd and a book titled " The God in me". We will launch SOLS Magazine September 4,2013 with a Magazine release party in November and the issue will be available in December.
- 800 Gay Street Suite 700, Knoxville, TN (865) 455-0639 - (visit website)
- 100 Black Men of Knoxville - Category: Association - 1529 Marconi Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909-1034 (865) 531-7370
AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE
- Alex Haley Statue - Category: Culture - Morningside Park
1600 Dandridge Avenue Knoxville TN (800) 727-8045
- Beck Cultural Exchange Center - Category: Culture - 1927 Dandridge Avenue
(865) 524-8461 - (visit website)
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
- Big Fatty's Catering Kitchen - Category: Catering - 5005 Kingston Pk, Knoxville, TN 37919 (865) 219-8317 - (visit website)
- Chandler's Deli LLC - Category: Comfort Food - 3101 E Magnolia Ave, Knowxville, TN 37914 (865) 595-0212 - (visit website)
- Rouxbarb - Category: Southern - 130 S Northshore Dr
Knoxville, TN 37919 (865) 212-0024
- Sweet P's Barbeque & Soul House - Category: Comfort Food - 3725 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920-6141 (865) 247-7748 - (visit website)
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Visit Knoxville, Tennessee
- Clayborn Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church - Knoxville, TN 37914
- Foster Chapel Baptist Church - Foster Chapel Baptist Church (fondly referred to as ?The Chapel?) is a Body of believers who gather simply to worship the Lord. Our church family consists of people from all races, backgrounds, cultures, and class. Our bond is the blood of Jesus and our hope is in Him alone. We worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. - 2101 Ault Road
Knoxville, TN (865) 688-8588 - (visit website)
- Greater Bush Grove Baptist Church - 1455 W. 4th Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921 (865) 546-0598
- Greater Warner Tabernacle Church - 3800 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37914-4025 (865) 524-8040
- Mt. Olive Baptist Church - 1601 Dandridge Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915 (865) 524-1601 - (visit website)
- Word of Life Ministries - 3819 Speedway Circle Southeast, Knoxville, TN 37914-4056
(865) 546-5667 - (visit website)
- Knoxville Opera Gospel Choir (visit website)
- Love United Gospel Choir (visit website)
- KnoxComedy.com - Category: Entertainment - 28 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902 (865) 226-9113 - (visit website)
- Side Splitters Comedy Club - Category: Entertainment - 9246 Park West Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37923 (865) 934-5233
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(September) This event takes place on the waterfront.
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A 3 day festival held in Knoxvlle, Tennessee every Labor Day weekend. The largest fireworks display in the U.S. is held on the final day of the festival.
- Kuumba Festival
(June) Kuumba Festival is located in three primary locations including: Knoxville Museum of Art, Market Square/ Downtown and Chilhowee Park. (865) 951-2356
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Education through cultural artistic programming and development.