Farragut, Tennessee

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Farragut is a town in Knox and Loudon counties[1] in the U.S. state of Tennessee, and is a suburb of nearby Knoxville. Farragut's population was 17,720 at the 2000 census. It is included in the "Knoxville, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area". It is named in honor of American Civil War Admiral David Farragut, who was born just east of Farragut at Campbell's Station in 1801.

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Geography

Farragut is located at 35°52′39″N 84°10′25″W / 35.8775°N 84.17361°W / 35.8775; -84.17361 (35.877511, -84.173548)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.2 square miles (42.1 km²), of which, 16.1 square miles (41.7 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (1.05%) is water.

History

The area was originally known as Campbell’s Station. A fort and stage coach station were built there by David Campbell in 1787. The brick Campbell's Station Inn was built there in 1810 and still stands on Kingston Pike within sight of the Farragut Town Hall. It is still in use as a private residence. The Civil War Battle of Campbell's Station was fought there on November 16, 1863.

The historic unincorporated village of Concord (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) was founded in 1854 just east of what would become the eastern boundary of Farragut. Concord is located on the main rail line to Atlanta, Georgia and main channel of the Tennessee River. Picturesque buildings and antebellum homes sit along the river, as well as several very old churches.

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