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Knoxville Register (newspapers)

Identifier: NWP 0003

Scope and Contents

Knoxville Register (newspapers) This newspaper was founded by Frederick S. Heiskell (1786-1882) and Hugh Brown in 1816. It became the most widely read and influential newspaper in East Tennessee prior to the Civil War. Frederick Heiskell sold his interest in the newspaper in 1837 In 1835 Heiskell bought the Charles McClung farm States View in Ebenezer and renamed it Fruit Hill. He was widely respected as an enlightened agriculturist. During the Civil War the Knoxville Register was a Confederate newspaper edited and published by J. Austin Sperry.


  • Creation: 1816-1818, 1822-1832, 1845, 1855-1858, 1861-1864

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at


5 bound volumes in 5 boxes


Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rogan McClung Historical Collection also has holdings of this title on microfilm (incomplete, check with the McClung Historical Collection for more information)

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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

601 S Gay Street
3rd floor
Knoxville Tennessee 37902 United States