King's Port (UK) Kingsport) is a city that straddles Sullivan, Hawkins and Washington counties in the northeastern corner of Tennessee, the United States. The population in the 2010 census was 48,205.
|City of Kingsport, Tennessee|
a balloon raised on the King's Port in a fan fest
| Nickname: |
Kingdom of Kingsport in Tennessee
|36 degrees 32 minutes north latitude and 82 degrees 33 minutes west longitude / 36.533 degrees north latitude and 82.550 degrees west longitude / 36.533; -82.550 Coordinates: 36 degrees 32 minutes north latitude and 82 degrees 33 minutes west longitude / 36.533 degrees north latitude and 82.550 degrees west longitude / 36.533; -82.550|
|county||Sullivan County, Hawkins County, Washington County|
|- Type||City Manager/City Council|
|- Mayor||John Clark|
|· City||45.0mi2 (116.6km2)|
|· Land||44.1mi2 (114.4 km2)|
|- Water surface||0.9mi2 (2.4 km2)|
| - Estimate|
|· Rank||694th place in Japan|
|· Density||1,018.9/mi2 (393.4/km2)|
|- Urban areas||106,571 (291st in Japan)|
|· Urban areas||309,283 (161st in Japan)|
|equal time||UTC-5 (Eastern Standard Time)|
|· Daylight saving time||UTC-4 (Eastern Daylight Time)|
|Postal code|| |
37660, 37662, 37663, 37664, 37665 & 37669
|GNIS feature ID||1303478|
King Sport is the largest city in the Bristol metropolitan area in Bristol Virginia, Kingsport Tennessee, and the population of the metropolitan area was 309,544 in 2010. This urban area is a part of the Johnson City Kingsport Bristol metropolitan area known as the Tricities area. The population of the Tricities metropolitan area is estimated to be about 500,000 as of 2008.
The King's Port is usually included in the area called Mountain Empire. It includes counties in the mountains of Tennessee from southwestern Virginia to east. The name 'King's Port' was a simplified version of 'the King's Harbor,' and it referred to a navigable upper limit in the Tennessee River Valley, an area along the Holston River called the Kings Boat Yard.
The northern and southern branches of the Holston River became the western end of the current King's Port, and the town itself was called 'Sortric' along the southern branch in 1787. It was about one mile (1.6 km) upstream from the point where the Southern Branch merged with the Northern Branch and became the Holston River. The Holston River's Long Island is near its confluence, and is mostly included in the King Sport's incorporated area. The island was an important place for the Cherokee Indians, colonial pioneer and early pioneers, and was specifically named by the Treaty of Lohover in 1770. The initial frontier of this place was used as a starting point for those who crossed the Cumberland Gap and went to Kentucky through the moor. The town of King's Port was certified first in 1822 and became an important shipping port on the Holston River. A thing produced in a distant place in the surrounding area was put into a lighter and carried down the Tennessee River to Knoxville.
On December 13, 1864, at the end of the Civil War, the Battle of King's Sports was fought, and the 300 Southern Army, led by Colonel Richard Morgan (1836-1918), retained the Northern Army of a large force for nearly two days there. 5,500 North Army soldiers led by Major General George Stoneman left Knoxville to attack the South Army target in Virginia. For example, the Salt Works Plant in Saltwville, Virginia, the Wisville Lead Plant and the Marion Iron Works were targeted. While the Morgan's platoons were holding up the main North Army led by Major Cullem Sirem on the other side of the Holston River, Colonel Samuel Patton's cavalry crossed the river 2.5 miles (4 km) north and went behind the South Army. Colonel Morgan was powerless, pushed back, and surrendered in the hard winter weather, with his morale diminished. The Southern Army suffered 18 deaths and 84 captives, and the prisoners were sent to the Northern Army Prison in Knoxville.
The King Sport, which had a short history, was once revoked because of the economic slump caused by the Civil War.
On September 12, 1916, Mary, an Asian elephant belonging to the Sparks World Famous Shows Circus, killed Walter Elbridge, an employee of the City Hotel. Elbridge was only hired by the circus the day before as an elephant trainer. Elbridge was killed when he took Mary to a nearby pond at the King's Port. Mary was surrounded by a local sheriff. The leaders of the nearby town threatened not to allow the circus to perform if they brought Mary. The Kingsport people demanded Mary's death. The Circus owner, Charlie Sparks, reluctantly decided that the only way to quickly resolve the situation was to carry out an open execution. The next day Mary was brought to Irwin by rail. There, more than 2,500 people gathered at Clinchfield's Yard to watch the elephant execute. Mary was executed after being suspended by a railway crane.
The King's Port was recertified in 1917. It was an early example of a 'garden city' designed by John Naughren, a city planner and gardener from Cambridge, Massachusetts. The town is nicknamed 'a city to be a model' from this project and is built in the area of commerce, church, housing and industry. It was an early example in the United States of America because of the use of a roundabout. The city government adopted a city-manager system, and the education system was built according to a model developed at Columbia University in the early stages of the project. Many of the land along the river is used for industrial purposes. Most of Long Island is now used by Eastman Chemical Co., Ltd. and its headquarters is in Kingsport City.
Palz Sadon Service, a local fast-food restaurant chain, opened its first restaurant in King Sport in 1956.
The city of King's Sport is 36 degrees 32 degrees north latitude and 82 degrees 33 minutes west longitude, 36.533 degrees north latitude and 82.550 degrees west longitude, 36.533; -82.550 (36.5369, -82.5421). It is located at the intersection of National Route 11 and Route 23. There is the northwest end of Interstate Expressway Route 26.
According to the National Census Bureau, the entire area of the city is 45.0 square miles (116.6 km2), of which land is 44.1 square miles (114.1 km2), water area is 0.9 square miles (2.4 km 2), and water area is 2.07%.
- Boden Mill Village
- Colonial Heights
- Gibson Town
- Huntington Hills
- Lin Garden
- Morrison City
|U.S. Decennial Census|
The following is demographic data from the 2000 census.
Households and family (number of households)
income and family
Mayor and City Council
The King's Port was established in 1917 when the city was recertified as a city with the use of a municipal government run by a municipal commission and a city manager. The city government committee consists of the mayor and six members. The mayor's term of office is two years, and the City Council Member is four years. The elections are held in an even number of years, and three of the mayor and half of the members are elected every two years. The new term of office begins on July 1. The committee will elect a vice mayor by mutual vote.
representation of the state government
The part of King Sport's Sullivan district belongs to the first and second constituencies of the Tennessee House of Representatives, while the part of Hawkins County belongs to the sixth. All three constituencies have chosen Republicans in 2016. In the Tennessee Senate, the part that enters Sullivan County belongs to the fourth and the part that enters Hawkins County belongs to the eighth. Both districts have Republicans elected.
representation of the federal government
In the United States House of Representatives, it belongs to the first constituency in Tennessee, and in 2016 it has chosen Republicans.
higher education institution
Although there is no main campus for higher education in Kingsport City, there is a branch campus for the following institutions.
- East Tennessee State University
- King University
- Lincoln Memorial University
- Milligan College
- Northeast Community College
- Tuscolumn College
- University of Tennessee
King University, Lincoln Memorial University, Northeast Community College, Tascolumn College and Tennessee University are all in the King's Port Center for higher education in the city center. East Tennessee State University is located in the west of Hawkins County in the city.
Kingsport City School District
The public education in Kingsport City is under the jurisdiction of the School District of Kingsport City, which includes eight elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. Furthermore, there are eight private schools, many of which are religious.
- Schools in Kingsport City
- John Adams Elementary School
- Andrew Jackson Elementary School
- Andrew Johnson Elementary School
- John F. Kennedy Elementary School
- Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
- Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School
- Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
- George Washington Elementary School
- Ross N. Robinson Junior High School
- John Sevia Junior High School
- Dobins Bennett High School
- Cola Cox Academy (former New Horizons Alternative School)
- Northeast Tennessee Innovation Academy, focused primarily on science, technology, engineering and mathematics
a former school for African americans
Douglas High School in Kingsport City was one of the largest African-American high schools in the region, but was closed for racial integration in 1966. The school's building, facing East Walnut Avenue (now East Seville Avenue), is a historic Rosenwald school that was built from 1929 to 1930 and used funds from the city, the private sector and the Rosenwald Fund. In the days of racial discrimination, the Douglas Tigers' football team was not allowed to play against the white team, but it won the state football championship and the state basketball championship in 1946 and also the basketball team won the championship in 1948. The current building was built in 1951, and is located on Lewis Street 301, and is a complex of V.O. Dovins and Sr. Dovins was the principal of Douglas High School. The building contains a number of non-profit organizations in Kingsport, a branch office in the Park and Recreation Department, and Inc., a alumni association of Douglas High School, Douglas's son and daughters.
There are two general hospitals in Kingsport City.
- Holston Valley Medical Center - Regional Level I Trauma Center
- Indian Pass Medical Center
- The name of the transport ship SS Kingsport Victoria and the later satellite communications carrier USNS King Sport is associated with Kingsport City.
- Kingsport Times News
- Daily News
- WKPT-TV, My Network TV series
King Sports Mets, a member of the Appalachian League, a Rookie-level baseball minor league, is based in King Sports. It is under the control of the New York Mets and has been playing in the city with the exception of 1983 since 1969. The stadium was named Hunter Light Stadium after the former mayor, Hunter Light.
Eastman Chemical Company has its headquarters in King Sport. The paper company Domter operates a King Sport plant and produces high quality paper. The Holston Munitions Factory of the United States Army, run by BAE Systems's Ordnance Systems Company, produces a wide range of secondary explosives for the Department of Defense.
The King's Sport City Park and Recreation Department manage several parks in the city.
- Bayes Mountain Park
- Boden Park
- Dogwood Park
- Kingsport Greenbelt Walking/Cycling Road
- Riverview splash pad
- Scott Adams Skate Park
Kingsport Police Station
The Kingsport Police Station is a law enforcement body in Kingsport City.
In 2006, 104 policemen, 44 full-time employees and 17 part-time employees worked. The operating budget for 2005 was US$8,602,800. There are 12 members of the special mobile team who are regularly training. In 2005, he was sent for 13 calls.
well known native
- Born in King Sport and found in a local haunted mansion known as Nick Castle, film director, playwright, actor and Michael Myers in a 1978 movie "Halloween"
- Harry Couver, inventor, inventor, inventor of Eastman 910, the first instant glue
- Bobby Eaton
- John King, Steve Miller Band drummer
- He appeared in "21 Jump Street" for Steven Williams, actors and TV dramas and "Blues Brothers" for 1980
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- ^ a "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. July 12, 2014: It was read.
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- ^ U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Demographic Profile Data, Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area
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- ^ Thomas R. Ramsey, Jr., "The Raid," (Kingsport Press, 1973)
- ^ Schroeder, Joan V. Blue Ridge Country "Day They Changed an Elephant in East Tennessee"
- ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau (February 12, 2011). On April 23, 2011:
- ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Read on June 4, 2015.
- ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". On August 30, 2013
- ^ Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen
- ^ Tennessee House of Representatives, Members
- ^ Tennessee State Senate, Members
- ^ Congressman Phil Roe Tennessee's 1st District - About the 1st District
- ^ http://www.kingsporthighered.org/about_us.php
- ^ Waymarking: Douglass High School (1926-1966)
- ^ http://www.milb.com/content/page.jsp?ymd=20130710&content_id=53308556&fext=.jsp&sid=t506&vkey=
- ^ http://www.eastman.com/Company/About_Eastman/Pages/Introduction.aspx
- ^ http://www.domtar.com/en/contacts/paper-mill_kingsport.asp
- ^ http://www.jmc.army.mil/Installations.aspx?id=Holston
- ^ Kingsport Police Department
- ^ Kingsport Police Department, History
- ^ Kingsport Police Department, Annual Report
- ^ Kingsport Police Department, Budget
- ^ Kingsport Police Department, Swat Team
- Long, Howard. Kingsport: A Romance of Industry. Overmountain Press (October 1993) 304 pages. ISBN 0-932807-89-5
- Spoden, Muriel Millar Clark. The Long Island of the Holston: Sacred Island of the Cherokee Nation. (1977) 32 pages. ASIN: B0006WOGAM
- Wolfe, Margaret Ripley. Kingsport Tennessee: A Planned American City. University Press of Kentucky (November 1987) 259 pages. ISBN 0-8131-1624-4
- Official site - Official Site
- Kingsport History Site