History of Fountain City, TN

Fountain City is a neighborhood in northern Knoxville,Tennessee. In the 1950s, Fountain City was home to over 30,000 residents. Knoxville attempted to annex Fountain City in 1959. A poll showed Fountain Citians opposed the annexation by a 10 to 1 margin, and the community filed a lawsuit to block it. After Knoxville made a number of concessions the lawsuit was dropped. On February 12, 1962, in a ceremony that included a mock funeral for what was deemed the death of Fountain City, the community's leaders handed over a symbolic sword to Knoxville mayor John Duncan. At the time of its annexation by the city of Knoxville in 1962, Fountain City was the largest unincorporated community in the United States. In 2021, the park was given to the City of Knoxville. Sources: Wikipedia and Google. A 'Bonus Cache' GC8YMZ9 has been placed that can be found by completing this tour. "HINTS" to the location will be given on the 'completion' page of each stop in the tour. I hope you enjoy the Ftn. City adventure!

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