Kingsport

Kingsport
/kingz"pawrt', -pohrt'/, n.
a city in NE Tennessee. 32,027.

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      city, Sullivan county, northeastern Tennessee, U.S., on the Holston River, near the Virginia border, about 90 miles (145 km) northeast of Knoxville. The area was settled in the late 1700s when entrepreneur William King founded a boatyard along the river. The region was part of the short-lived state of Franklin in the 1780s. In the early 1800s two towns, Christianville and Rossville, were laid out adjacent to each other; in 1822 these towns merged and became known as King's Port. A minor battle was fought there (December 13, 1864) during the American Civil War. The city began to develop about 1910 as the arrival of the railroad brought industry and commerce to the region. In 1916 land was purchased for a new town, and Massachusetts city planner John Nolen designed the modern city of Kingsport.

      The city's industry is well diversified. Kingsport is the home of an international chemical and plastics manufacturer. Printing and the manufacture of glass and paper are also important. East Tennessee State University has a centre in the city, and King College (1867) is in nearby Bristol. Nearby mountains and Tennessee Valley Authority lakes (including Boone Lake) provide recreational facilities. The northern portion of Cherokee National Forest is to the south and east; Warrior's Path State Park is nearby. Bays Mountain Park, adjacent to the southwest, is a nature preserve that includes a planetarium and saltwater aquariums. The Kingsport Fun Fest, held in July, includes concerts and hot-air balloon races. Inc. 1917. Pop. (1990) city, 36,365; Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol MSA, 436,047; (2000) city, 44,905; Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol MSA, 480,091.

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