Knox County was created from parts of Greene and Hawkins counties in 1792 by Governor William Blount during territorial administration. Knoxville is the county seat and is the headquarters of the Tennessee Valley Authority and home to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The county also has the oldest historically black college in East Tennessee known as Knoxville College and the home of the historically significant dwelling of Governor Blount, a National Historic Landmark in the county. For more information regarding Knox County, please go to the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture website.
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