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This detailed map of downtown Knoxville shows Walnut St., Market St., Gay St., and State St. and intersecting streets from W. Cumberland Ave. to Jackson Ave. It names the businesses on each block as of July, 1946. Many of buildings, such as the Market House on Market Square, are gone, but several buildings still exist, including the Tennessee Theater, Farragut Hotel, and the Bijou Theater.
This Knox County map hangs on the walls inside the Knox County Archives. Its origins and details of publication are unknown to us, but it can be determined that it was created sometime between 1870 and 1878 based on the existing Civil Districts and information determining when each was created found in the Knox County Court Minute Books.
The popular 1895 Vance, Coffee and Pill map of Knox County is digitized on the Library of Congress website.
These Knoxville City Engineering maps illustrating Wards 1 thru 26 of the city were drawn in 1926 and revised in 1927 and again in 1929. The maps include the former street names, each listed in parentheses, on each street and the names of the "additions to the city" as blocks and neighborhoods were developed and incorporated into Knoxville proper.
Sanborn fire insurance maps in the Library of Congress American Memory collection. Also of interest are Cuba sugar warehouses and U. S. whiskey warehouses. The maps were scanned in color; the key is included in the explanation of the maps. For Tennessee maps that have not yet been added in full color, see the Tennessee Sanborn Maps database.
This resource is temporarily available remotely. Maps the history, growth, and development of Tennessee cities, towns, and neighborhoods.