Jack Neely
Jack Neely

Jack is the Executive Director of the Knoxville History Project, an educational nonprofit whose mission is to research and promote the history of Knoxville. He is a journalist who has been writing about his hometown’s character and heritage for many years. He has written several books about Knoxville and its history, and they can be purchased in various places throughout the city including Union Avenue Books and the Visit Knoxville Gift Shop.

What’s an Art Wrap?

It’s not a sandwich, but an artistic and historical walking experience. If you’re walking or driving around central Knoxville, you’ll see, on…

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South for the Spring

April is a historic month, especially regarding the Civil War. It was in April 1865 that the major armies of the Confederacy surrendered to U.S…

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Birthplace of Tennessee?

How often do you think of Knoxville as the “Birthplace of Tennessee”? Whether you’ve heard that, or not, it’s one of our city’s distinctions. Many…

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