Oak Ridge

In 1943 Oak Ridge was created as the residential center for the Clinton Engineering Works. Located on the northeast corner of a 59,000-acre reservation acquired by the federal government in 1942, the community was designed by architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. In 1945 Oak Ridge reached a peak population of seventy-five thousand. On January 1, 1947, the Atomic Energy Commission assumed control of the community. In 1959 Oak Ridge became an incorporated municipality.

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  • Title Oak Ridge
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  • Keywords Oak Ridge
  • Website Name Volopedia
  • Publisher University of Tennessee Libraries
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  • Access Date February 23, 2024
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  • Date of Last Update October 10, 2018