Designated Properties: Knox County Historic Zoning Commission

 

Boyd-Harvey House
1321 Harvey Road *

Built by Thomas Boyd, Jr., possibly as early as 1824, this two story brick with Federal influences boasts an arched roof dairy, an elaborate corbelled cornice, and a distinctive metal shingled roof.

Chesterfield
9625 Old Rutledge Pike.*

Chesterfield was built in 1838 along the main stagecoach route from Washington, D.C. to Knoxville and points south. Coaches made stops at Chesterfield. The home was built for Dr. George W. Arnold who moved to East Tennessee from Roanoke, Virginia.

Ebenezer Mill
409 Ebenezer Road *

Ebenezer Mill was constructed c. 1870 as a turbine mill, and served to mill corn and wheat. After the turn of the 20th century, the mill was expanded to manufacture feed and act as a saw mill.

Fox Duncan House/Hillbrook
3800 Copper Ridge Road

The two-story brick home was built c.1834 by August A. Fox, Sr., who moved to Knox County from North Carolina.

Lebanon In The Forks
2390 Asbury Road *

The Lebanon In The Forks Presbyterian Church was destroyed by fire in 1981, but the accompanying cemetery, monuments and other structures on the site are still included in the designation.

Marble Springs (Gov. John Sevier Home)
1220 W. Governor John Sevier Highway *

Marble Springs was the home of the first Governor of Tennessee, John Sevier, and was built c.1790. In addition to the original two story log home, reconstructed buildings include a kitchen, springhouse, smokehouse and loomhouse. Sevier was noteworthy for his military career and is civil and political services, beginning with his association with the Watauga Association and including the state of Franklin. He served as governor for six terms, 1796-1801 and 1803-1809, and later was a member of the State Senate and represented Tennessee in Congress. Marble Springs served as his home from 1790 to 1815.

Moses Armstrong House
6110 Asheville Highway

This c. 1805 two story brick house is associated with Moses Armstrong, son of Robert Armstrong, the Revolutionary War veteran who first settled the land. Moses Armstrong operated Armstrong Ferry and was prominent in the early history of Knox County.

Ramsey House
2700 Thorn Grove Pike *

The Ramsey House was built in 1797. It was the first stone house in Knox County, and was designed by noted architect Thomas Hope, who was brought from Charleston, South Carolina. Its owner was Francis Alexander Ramsey, an official in Washington County government, in the State of Franklin, in the territorial government and in the State of Tennessee.

Reagan-Houser-Christopher House
8427 Martin Mill Pike

The Reagan-Houser-Christopher house (c.1800) was a stage stop on the Great Knoxville Road which connected Knoxville to Chattanooga and points south. James Reagan, who built the first of the two story log houses, came to Knox County around 1800 after receiving a land grant. Jonathan Houser bought the land in 1815 and built the second two story log pen. The house continued to serve as a stopover for farmers brining their produce to market in Knoxville well into the 20th century.

Village of Concord Historic District *

The Village of Concord contains buildings that date from c. 1850 to the first half of the 20th century, and is significant for its representation of development associated with the railroads and Knox County’s marble industry.

 

* Also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 

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