Lenoir City

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John C. Calhoun, Southern statesman and vice president under Andrew Jackson, once said, "the Lenoir estate in Loudon County is the most princely property in Tennessee. It has all the picturesque environments and attractive surroundings of an English baronial estate." In 1890, the Lenoir estate became Lenoir City thanks to a group of forward-thinking businessmen from New York City and Knoxville who saw the value and potential of the property once given to Gen. William Lenoir in appreciation for his exemplary Revolutionary War service. Surrounded by the meandering Tennessee River, the town was the perfect setting for water-driven industries such as flour and cotton mills, barges, and ferries. Today Lenoir City is a growing town that offers residents and visitors abundant recreational, shopping, and dining venues. It is located in Loudon County, the "Lakeway to the Smokies."
ISBN: 9780738566412
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Tennessee
Series: Images of America
Images: 218
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Kate Clabough works in the children's department at the Blount County Library and is a freelance writer who specializes in local history. She grew up in Nebraska and moved to Louisville, Tennessee, in 1997. Originally from West Tennessee, Joe Spence taught for 38 years at Lenoir City High School. He currently lives in Knoxville and serves as the Loudon County historian.
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