The New International Encyclopædia/Knoxville (Iowa)
KNOX'VILLE. A city and the county-seat of Marion County, Iowa, 35 miles southeast of Des Moines; on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific, and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroads (Map: Iowa, D 3). It has the State Industrial Home for the Blind, a public high-school library, and a fine court house. The city carries on a considerable trade as the centre of a farming, stock-raising, and coal-mining district, and has flouring-mills, a canning-factory, foundry and machine-shops, etc. There are municipal waterworks. Population, in 1890, 2632; in 1900, 3131.