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Lenoir City has a rich history that dates back thousands of years. Before the area was settled in 1810 and incorporated in 1907, Native Americans inhabited the land as far back at the Archaic Period (8000-1000 B.C.). Evidence for this was discovered on Bussell Island, which lies just across the Tennessee River from Lenoir City. The ancient village discovered on this island is believed to be the village "Coste" visited by Hernando de Soto in 1540. There are also stories by the Cherokee about a giant evil serpent that lives in the area. It is said that if you see this serpent, you will have bad luck for the rest of your life!
When settlers arrived, there was a dispute as to who owned the land. General William Lenoir won the fight, and the town was named after him and his family. General Lenoir deeded the land to his son, William Ballard and after he died, was divided among his other children. The Lenoirs were champions of economy and built hog farms, sawmills, cotton mills, and flour mills - most of which were destroyed n the Civil War.
After the war, the economy suffered. However, around 1940, the federal government completed a few projects that helped boost Lenoir City's economy. One of the projects was the Fort Loudoun Dam, right outside of Lenoir City. This helped create jobs and provided hydro-electric power to the city. Then the interstate system resulted in two major highways intersecting just above Lenoir City. Then in the 1980's, highway 321 was built through Lenoir City to give access to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Today the city has a population of around 9,400 and continues to grow economically.
With easy access to two major trans-continental interstates, numerous restaurants and shopping centers, and the fine homes available, Lenoir City is a great place to live.
The city is right on the banks of the Tennessee River, giving easy access to those who enjoy different water activities - from boating to fishing to kayaking. Other opportunities can be found at the TVA's Fort Loudoun and Watts Bar reservoirs. Lenoir City is known as the "Lake Capital of the South."
While Lenoir City has a lot to offer to keep its residents entertained, it is also just a short drive from larger cities like Knoxville and Morristown, and from tourist destinations like Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
School-aged children of Lenoir City are zoned to both city and county schools. Close by universities include the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and Walters State Community College in Morristown.
Lenoir City has Fort Loudoun Medical Center within city limits. This hospital is in the top 10% of hospitals nationwide in the prevention of hospital-acquired infections. Other medical facilities are available within the city and within a short drive to Knoxville or surrounding areas.
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