Vose

  1. News  text graphic

    West Bessemer Street Closure

    City of Alcoa Public Works crews will be replacing a sewer main at the intersection of West Bessemer Street and Davies Street beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 20th. Read on...
  2. traffic barricade image alert

    Traffic Alert - Topside Road Reduced to One Lane

    KNOXVILLE – Motorists traveling on west residential Topside Road near Alcoa Highway in Knox County should be aware of an upcoming lane closure that will have an impact on traffic. Read on...
  3. Road Work Ahead sign

    Sewer Rehabilitation: Mills Street and Murdock Street Intersection Closures

    The City of Alcoa announced that sewer rehabilitation work continues along Murdock Street. Read on...
View All
Near what was the Burruss Company on North Wright Road. Originally, it was the site of Babcock Lumber Company and later Bond-Woolf, and Todco. Babcock had a company store diagonally across the street from the office building. E.V. (Edward Vose) Babcock founded Babcock Lumber Company. in Pittsburgh, PA and served as mayor of Pittsburgh. His brother, Clarence L. "Squire" Babcock, was the first mayor of Alcoa, vice president of Babcock Lumber Company and was general manager of the company's sawmill and logging operations at many southern points, including Alcoa and Tellico Plains. The community name probably was in honor of the Babcock’s mother whose family name was Vose.