September is football time in Tennessee! Go Vols!
We are highlighting Knoxville, of course, for September. Knoxville is the 3rd largest city in Tennessee, after Nashville and Memphis. Knoxville was the first capital in of the state and was settled in 1786. During the Civil War, the city was occupied by both the Confederate and Union armies alternately. In the 1920s, due to the manufacturing collapse and leaders having p9olitical fights, the downtown declined. Hosting the World's Fair in 1982 help revitalize the city. Also located in Knoxville are the University of Tennessee (which was established in 1790), the TVA headquarters, and the courthouse of the East TN Supreme Court. Knoxville is also the gateway to "The Great Smoky Mountains National Park."