Knoxville is an unincorporated community in and the county seat of Crawford County, Georgia, United States. The community is part of the Macon Metropolitan Statistical Area. The former city's municipal charter was dissolved in 1995 pursuant to a Georgia law which abolished city governments which were defunct or minimally operative. Knoxville is the birthplace of John Pemberton, the inventor of Coca-Cola, although he moved to Columbus, Georgia while a child. Alexis de Tocqueville visited Knoxville in 1832 as part of his tour of America which he would eventually describe in his famous book, Democracy in America. Knoxville was also home to Joanna Troutman, a young girl who sewed a single star on a white banner to give to a battalion of georgia troops headed west to assist texas citizens in their fight for independence.