The History of Post 2 Knoxville
The History of Post 2 in Knoxville
Post 2 was organized on July 2, 1919, as the second Legion Post in the State of Tennessee. Meetings were held the first Monday of the month, in the Knoxville Market Hall until the Post had grown to a membership of more than 400 men.
In 1944, the Post purchased a building, located at 704 State Street in downtown Knoxville, where in remained until 1976 when it moved to 800 Luttrell Street.
In 1983, the Post purchased the former Sunnyview Elementary School, located at 6520 Ruggles Ferry Pike from from Knox County. By 2014, however, the former school, which was built in 1931,had outlived its usefulness and was in need of extensive repairs. In 2016, the Post membership voted to sell the building and property and move to a new location and build a new post home.
After an extensive search, Post 2 purchased property located at 5100 Old Rutledge Pike. A capital campaign is currently underway to fund the construction of the new post.