Knoxville was established in 1792 and later incorporated in 1815. The city was named after former secretary of war, General Henry Knox. It received the nickname of "The Marble City" because in the early 1900s it was a major marble distribution center. Today many people are migrating to the area because it's a big city with southern charm, has beautiful natural surroundings, and an affordable cost of living.
There are several things to check out when visiting Knoxville. First, there's the Sunsphere which was actually built for the 1982 World's Fair and it looks like a giant gold disco ball tower located downtown. The Knoxville skyline wouldn't be complete without it! The Knoxville Zoo is worth mentioning as it has become "The Red Panda Capital of the World" as they've dedicated themselves to conserving and protecting endangered species. The city is also home to the University of Tennessee Volunteers which is one of two major US college football fields accessible by boat! You may know what tailgating means, but they participate in sailgating. There are over 20 different museums and 7 historical houses for you to experience.
Knoxville is perfect for many different lifestyles! The outdoor and adventure lovers have so much to explore with all of the areas natural beauty. For the foodies, there are so many amazing restaurants in the city that it's hard to name only a few. Lastly, the whole family will be entertained by all of the different attractions and museums. There's truly something for everyone in Knoxville!