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  1. Prior to secession, Unionists from Knox County collaborated with other East Tennessee Unionists in an attempt to secede from Tennessee itself and remain part of the Union. Oliver Perry Temple , a Knoxville lawyer, was named to a three-man commission to appear before the General Assembly in Nashville and request East Tennessee and pro-Union Middle Tennessee counties be allowed to secede from ...

  2. Knoxville is a city in and the county seat of Knox County in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2020 United States census, Knoxville's population was 190,740, making it the largest city in the East Tennessee Grand Division and the state's third largest city after Nashville and Memphis.

  3. Loudon: Loudon County: 5,991 14.23 sq mi (36.9 km 2) Private act 1850 East: Louisville: Blount County: 2,439 13.51 sq mi (35.0 km 2) Mayor-alderman 1990 East Luttrell: Union County: 1,074 3.92 sq mi (10.2 km 2) Private act 1925 East Lynchburg: Moore County: 6,461 130.42 sq mi (337.8 km 2) Consolidated city-county 1833 Middle: Lynnville: Giles ...

  4. On some occasions, land that TVA had acquired through eminent domain that was expected to be inundated was not, and was sold to private developers for the construction of planned communities such as Tellico Village in Loudon County. East Tennessee's physiographic layout and rural nature made it the ideal location for the uranium enrichment ...

  5. In Tennessee's Ordinance of Secession referendum on June 8, 1861, sparsely populated Grainger County voters rejected secession by 1,756 to 495. [12] During the American Civil War , a state of near- guerrilla warfare brought economic, political, and social chaos to Grainger County, notably during the Knoxville campaign .

  6. November 2020 saw the election of first openly LGBT+ people ever to hold seats in Tennessee's state house of representatives, Democrat Torrey Harris and Republican Eddie Mannis. Before November 3, 2020, Tennessee was one of just five states in the nation (others being Alaska, Delaware, Louisiana and Mississippi) to have never elected an out LGBT+ person to its state legislature.

  7. With a population of 181,099 in 2020, it is Tennessee's fourth-largest city and one of the two principal cities of East Tennessee, along with Knoxville. It anchors the Chattanooga metropolitan area , Tennessee's fourth-largest metropolitan statistical area , [10] as well as a larger three-state area that includes Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia, and Northeast Alabama.