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Knoxville is located in Knox County and it is the county seat. It lies on the banks of the Tennessee River. Knoxville is in the heart of an industrial area in the Great Valley of East Tennessee. Four of the largest dams of the Tennessee Valley Authority stand within 30 miles of the city. The city is also a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Knoxville's population is 173,890. The annual average temperature is 60 degrees and the yearly average precipitation is about 47 inches.

James White arrived in the Knoxville area around 1786 and built a blockhouse for defense against the Cherokee Indians. The city which he planned was named after General Henry Knox, the country's first secretary of war. Knoxville was the capital of Tennessee on three occasions. The city grew rapidly after the Civil War.

The top area employers are the U.S. Department of Energy - Oak Ridge Operations, the University of Tennessee Knoxville and the Knoxville County School System.

Knoxville is part of the Knoxville, Tennessee metro area.

International Biscuit Festival | RT Warehouse Bar and Nightclub | Knoxville College | Tennessee Valley Authority |
Art Village Fine Art | Willow Creek Gallery |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Old City Grill |
History The Armstrong-Lockett House |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Comfort Hotel at Westown |
Science East Tennessee Discovery Center |
Transportation McGhee Tyson International Airport |

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10/18 Coming to The area
Taste of Toccoa Toccoa GA April5 Northeast Georgia's premier dining event, A Taste of Toccoa features sample-sized portions of the most popular dishes from Toccoa's best restaurants and caterers. Garnish with live music, entertainment, shopping, and activities, and you have a fun-filled event the whole family will enjoy.
Celebrate Clayton Clayton GA April27-28 Celebrate Clayton is an Arts, Music, Crafts and Gardening event for all ages, with mouth-watering food and a super kids program. Set in the spectacular North Georgia Mountains Celebrate Clayton is held annually the last weekend in April.
Tennessee Strawberry Festival Dayton TN May4-11 The Tennessee Strawberry Festival is the celebration of small town life. It offers a chance for our community to showcase its beauty, history and commitment to family values.
International Biscuit Festival Knoxville TN May18 The four categories of competition are Sweet Biscuits, Savory Biscuits, Special Biscuits and Student Biscuits.
Mountain Flower Art Festival Dahlonega GA May18-19 The festival, located on the hisoric square of Dahlonega, Georgia, is a juried art and quality craft festival held for over 20 years on the 3rd weekend in May.
Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival Pineville KY May23 The Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival is one of Kentucky's oldest festivals, finding its start in 1931.