Saturday, February 16, 2013

Yorkville, TN

Yorkville is a city in Gibson County, Tennessee. The population was 293 at the 2000 census.

Notable People

Edward "Ed" Jones, represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1969 to 1989; was born in Yorkville.

Elam McKnight, an independent blues musician who has released several CD's.

Banks Turner, Tennessee politician known for his role in Tennessee's ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.


Radio Stations

WWKF-FM 99.3 "Today's Best Music with Ace & TJ in the Morning"

WTPR-AM 710 "The Greatest Hits of All Time"


Yorkville was at one time considered more promising than nearby Newbern or Dyer Station (now Dyer), but it lost its prominence around the time of the Civil War when the railroads passed Yorkville by. It is now a sleepy village where the primary work is cotton and soybean farming, without significant manufacturing business or commerce.

John C. Kuykendall, from York District, South Carolina, first settled on the site in 1830, building a home and a store. Other settlers arrived shortly thereafter. By 1850 Yorkville was incorporated, with W.H. Miller as its first mayor.

The Yorkville Hotel opened in 1840, offering fine feather beds and good cooked meals. By 1870 a flour mill and cotton gin were operating in Yorkville.

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