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Knoxville Regional Transportation - The Knoxville Urban Area MPO, now known as TPO, was established in 1977. The urbanized area initially included all of the City of Knoxville and a surrounding portion of Knox County.

Knoxville Transportation History - Knoxville transportation history from 1876 to current day.

Kingston Pike - Kingston Pike (part of U.S. Route 70; also designated but unsigned as Tennessee State Route 1) is a highway in Knox County, Tennessee, that was the primary route from downtown Knoxville, formerly James White's Fort, to the western edge of Knox County before Interstate 40 was constructed in the 1960s. The highway is a primary east–west county artery, cutting through affluent and commercial portions of west Knox County.

Rule's History of Knoxville Transportation - The completion of the Kingston pike in 1894 from Knoxville to Campbell's station, a distance of fifteen miles, was an event of great importance both to Knox county and Knoxville, increasing as it did the trade of the town and the ease with which farmers and others could drive over the road. The time required to drive this distance on the old dirt road was about five hours, while after the completion of the pike two and a half hours was quite sufficient.

Southern Terminal - The Southern Terminal is railway passenger and warehouse depot located at 306 W. Depot Street in Knoxville, Tennesee. The present depot was constructed in 1903, although previous structures are documented in the city from the 1850s. The 1903 depot was designed by Frank P. Milburn, who had designed train stations throughout the south. It is on the National Register of Historic Places, and lies within Knoxville's Jackson Avenue Historic District.

Tennessee Central Railway - First chartered in 1886 as the Nashville and Knoxville Railroad, the Tennessee Central Railway was conceived with the intent to connect two of Tennessee's four major cities: Nashville and Knoxville.

Three Rivers Rambler - A scenic 1-1/4 hour round-trip from Volunteer Landing to the forks of the Tennessee River aboard the "Three Rivers Rambler." An historic steam engine, passenger and open-air rail car experience. Saturday and Sunday only (April-November). Private parties and charters available.

USS Knoxville, PF-64 - PF-64 was launched 10 July 1943 by the Leatham D. Smith Shipyard, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, under a Maritime Commission contract. She was sponsored by Mrs. Cecelia Daniel. She was delivered in New Orleans, Louisiana on 29 December 1943 and after extensive engine and hull alterations was commissioned 29 April 1944 under the command of LCDR G. R. Reynolds, USCG.

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