Halls Crossroads, Tennessee

Halls Crossroads, Tennessee

Halls Crossroads is an unincorporated suburban community in Knox County, Tennessee, United States, north of the city of Knoxville. It is included in the "Knoxville, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area". It was named for the Thomas Hall family, which settled in the area in the late 18th century.

The community is commonly called "Halls," which is also the name of a city in West Tennessee. The name "Crossroads" comes from the presence of three major intersections between three major roads: Maynardville Highway, Emory Road and Norris Freeway.

The community grew during the 1982 World's Fair and has continued to grow. It is one of the most populated suburbs of Knoxville.

It is located at coor dms|36|04|49|N|83|56|33|W|.GR|3 It has an elevation of 1,040 feet.

Mary Lou Horner is a local politician and well-known resident of Halls who served as County Commissioner for the area from 1976 to 2006.

The community has its own newspaper, the "Shopper-News", more commonly referred to as the "Halls Shopper". The late Charlie Roberts founded the newspaper in the late 1960s, until Sandra Clark bought the newspaper in 1971 prior to a successful run for the state legislature. E.W. Scripps bought the newspaper in November 2005. Clark remains as publisher; Jake Mabe is managing editor and a columnist. The newspaper expanded to Union County, Bearden and Farragut in 2007.

Five schools exist in the Halls community: Brickey Elementary, Halls Elementary, Halls Middle School, Adrian Burnett, and Halls High School. Halls High School, founded in 1916, was named for Pulaski Hall, prominent citizen and owner of the general store. [Robert J. Booker, [http://www.knoxnews.com/kns/opinion_columnists/article/0,1406,KNS_364_4392751,00.html Sources good for schools' history] , "Knoxville News Sentinel", January 17, 2006.] The Halls High Red Devils won the AAA state football and golf championships of 1986.


Further reading

* Cocca, Carolyn, Coordinator. "A History of Halls." (Information compiled by the Halls Business and Professional Club). Halls Business and Professional Club, 1985.

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