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Knox County's Oldest Organizations Ranked According to Year Established
Rank
'14
OrganizationPhone
Website
Year est./Loc. emps.
Founder or first director
Former names
DescriptionTop local executive
1U.S. Postal Service
1237 E. Weisgarber Road
Knoxville, TN 37950
800-275-8777
usps.com
1794 / 1,545
George Roulstone1
NA
Mail service
David Dillman
District manager
1University of Tennessee
831 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-1000
tennessee.edu
1794 / 6,660
Rev. Samuel Carrick
Blount College, East Tennessee College, East Tennessee University
State university
Dr. Joe DiPietro
Dr. Jimmy Cheek
President, UT System
UT Knoxville, Chancellor
3East Tennessee Historical Society
601 S. Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37901
865-215-8824
easttnhistory.org
1834 / 7
Dr. J.G.M. Ramsey
NA
Society showcasing history and heritage of East Tennessee
Cherel Henderson
Executive director
4Tennessee School for the Deaf
2725 Island Home Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37920
865-579-2500
tsdeaf.org
1845 / NA
Rev. Thomas MacIntire
Tennessee Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb, Tennessee Deaf and Dumb School
State-run school serving K-12th grade
Alan Mealka
Superintendent
5YMCA Knoxville
605 W. Clinch Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-522-9622
ymcaknoxville.org
1854 / 455
I.B.G. Kinsloe
YMCA of Metropolitan Knoxville, YMCA of East Tennessee
Health, fitness and child enrichment programs
James S. Dickson
CEO
6Norfolk Southern Corp.
7208 Old Rutledge Pike
Knoxville, TN 37914
865-521-1449
nscorp.com
1858 / NA
Dr. Samuel B. Cunningham
East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad; East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad; East Tennessee,Virginia, and Georgia Railway; Southern Railway
Interstate railway system
Jeff Sliger
Superintendent, central div.
7Knoxville Chamber
17 Market Square, Ste. 201
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-637-4550
www.knoxvillechamber.com
1869 / 27
Perez Dickinson
Knoxville Board of Trade, Greater Knoxville Chamber of Commerce, Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership
Chamber of commerce
Michael Edwards
President, CEO
8Knoxville College
901 Knoxville College Drive
Knoxville, TN 37921
865-524-6511
knoxvillecollege.edu
1875 / NA
Dr. John Schouller McCulloch
NA
Private college
Dr. Jacob Savage
President
9South College
3904 Lonas Drive
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-251-1800
southcollegetn.edu
1882 / NA
Jacob T. Johnson
Knoxville Business College
Private college
Stephen South
Kim Hall
President
Executive Vice President, Provost
10The Salvation Army
409 N. Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37901
865-525-9401
salvationarmy.org2
1899 / 65
Captain and Mrs. Levi Grimshaw
NA
Non-profit providing social services, transitional housing, shelter for women and children facing domestic violence
Albert Villafuerte
Major
10YWCA Knoxville
420 W. Clinch Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-523-6126
ywcaknox.com
1899 / 17
Florence Kephart Payne
NA
Non-profit providing programs/services that seek to empower women, eliminate racism
Marigail Mullin
CEO
12Cherokee Country Club
5205 Lyons View Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-584-4840
cherokeecountryclub.com
1907 / NA
NA
NA
Private club
Mark Moon
COO, general manager
13AAA Tennessee
100 W. Fifth Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-637-1910
autoclubsouth.aaa.com
1916 / 17
NA
Knoxville Automobile Club, East Tennessee Automobile Club, AAA East Tennessee
Membership organization providing roadside assistance, travel services, insurance
Tim Wright
Regional president
14Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
1901 Clinch Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37916
865-541-1111
fsregional.com
1919 / 1,681
NA
Fort Sanders Hospital, Fort Sanders Presbyterian Hospital
Hospital
Keith Altshuler
President, CAO
15Tennessee Law Review Association
1505 W. Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-4464
http://law.utk.edu/publications/tennessee-law-review/
1922 / 13
Harcourt Morgan, James Hoskins, T. Asbury Wright, Henry B. Witham, Harold C. Warner4
NA
Publication of the College of Law, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Douglas Blaze
Dean, College of Law
16Physicians Regional Medical Center
900 E. Oak Hill Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-545-8000
tennova.com
1928 / 1,682
Sisters of Mercy
St. Mary's Hospital, St. Mary's Health System, Mercy Medical Center St. Mary's
Hospital
Karen Metz
CEO
16Tennessee Theatre
604 S. Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-684-1200
tennesseetheatre.com
19285 / 46
Charles H. Amos7
NA
Historic theatre
Becky Hancock
Executive director
18Tennessee Valley Authority
400 W. Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-632-6263
tva.gov
1933 / 1,6008
David Lilienthal, Arthur Morgan, Harcourt Morgan
NA
Regional power authority and development agency
William "Bill" Johnson
CEO
19East Tennessee Children's Hospital
2018 Clinch Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37916
865-541-8000
etch.com
1937 / 1,900
Dr. Jarrell Penn, Henry Galbraith, Oscar Schwarzenburg Sr.
Knox County Crippled Children's Hospital, East Tenn. Crippled Children's Hospital
Pediatric hospital
Keith Goodwin
President, CEO
1 First Knoxville postmaster; 2 Also www.paradisedivision.org/knoxville; 3 Association employee. All others are employees of UT.; 4 Board that incorporated non-profit; 5 Owned by national theater chain, 1928-1979; owned by Dick Broadcasting, 1981-1995; owned by non-profit Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation, 1996-present; 6 Full-time, Foundation employees only; 7 First General manager; 8 1,300 active, full-time plus 300 contractors
Source: Knoxville Chamber, Tenn. Encyclopedia of History & Culture, individual company representatives, company websites. NA=not applicable or not available. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Angela Akers at 865-342-6424 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.
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