Knoxville is a city of eastern Tennessee. Founded as a settlement in 1786 by James White, it was named Knoxville in 1791, and in the nineteenth century became a major distribution and industrial center. In 2011, Knoxville had a population of 180,761.
Knoxville is the subject of a piece for soprano and orchestra by the American composer Samuel Barber. "Knoxville, Summer of 1915", with words by James Agee. It is an invocation of small town America in the early 20th century. ("We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville, Tennessee in the time I lived there so successfully disguised to myself as a child".)
- Knoxville (city) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau. Retrieved on September 25, 2012.. The population in the 2010 census was 178,874.
- Levy, Francesca. "America's Best Places to Raise a Family", Forbes.com, June 7, 2010. Retrieved on September 25, 2012.