Precinct Profile: Knox County #25

Candoro Marble Works in Vestal

Precinct Profile: Knox County #25

Vestal is at the center of one of the city’s most politically mixed precincts.

by scott barker • september 20, 2018

candoro marble works has been preserved as an arts and heritage center. 

Vestal lies at the heart of Knoxville’s 25th voting precinct. The precinct stretches along the south shore of the Tennessee River from Lindbergh Forest in the east to the University of Tennessee Medical Center campus, including the Body Farm (insert dead voter joke here), in the west.
Once the home of Tennessee pink marble, now equal parts blue and red.
Voters in the 25th precinct cast their ballots at the South Knoxville Community Center, 522 Maryville Pike.
Vestal once was the center of the Marble City’s marble industry. Candoro Marble Works at one time was the largest producer of Tennessee pink marble. Thos...

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