Park City: A Knoxville Neighborhood History

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Park City's tree-shaded streets frame a neighborhood with an identity all its own. The distinctive homes designed by famed architect George Barber lend Park City its unique visual appeal and local flavor. Yet behind the well-preserved, innovative architectural designs is a history that stretches back to Knoxville's earliest beginnings. Knox County's first sheriff, Robert Houston, was a Park City resident, establishing the county's first court in the late 1700s. Since then, Park City residents have helped shape Knoxville's history by shaping their community. Longtime Park City resident and local historian Margery W. Bensey tracks the history of its development from village to vibrant residential neighborhood. From stories of the first settlers and community events to the dramatic tale of a neighborhood duel, this is the complete Park City chronicle.
ISBN: 9781609494063
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Tennessee
Series: Brief History
Images: 75
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Margery W. Bensey has lived in Park City for decades. A professional writer for years, in 2007 Ms. Bensey retired from the University of Tennessee, after 14 years as managing editor for staff newsletters. She served as president of the Knoxville Writers' Guild for more than 10 years and remains a board member. Ms. Bensey has been a member of the East Tennessee Historical Society and Knox Heritage since 1989.