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Harrison in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Joseph Vann's Town
 
Joseph Vann's Town Marker Photo, Click for full size
By R. E. Smith, December 27, 2007
1. Joseph Vann's Town Marker
 
Inscription. About ½ mile N of here, a Chickamauga village was destroyed by Evan Shelby's punitive expedition of 1779. Following his expulsion from Georgia, this wealthy Cherokee chief built a homestead here, with three racetracks, about which a new village grew up. It was abandoned at the Cherokee expulsion of 1838. Vann's house stood until 1900.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 38.)
 
Location. 35° 8.726′ N, 85° 6.723′ W. Marker is in Harrison, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Tennessee Route 58, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrison TN 37341, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Old Harrison (approx. 0.7 miles away); Harrison Academy (approx. 2.9 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away); Sherman Crosses the River (approx. 6 miles away); Bonny Oaks School (approx. 6.4 miles away); Tennessee Valley Railroad And Museum (approx. 7.6 miles away); Giles A. Smith's Brigade (approx. 8.8 miles away); Alexander's Brigade (approx. 8.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrison.
 
Joseph Vann's Town Marker Photo, Click for full size
By R. E. Smith, December 27, 2007
2. Joseph Vann's Town Marker
 
 
Joseph Vann's Town Marker Photo, Click for full size
By R. E. Smith, December 27, 2007
3. Joseph Vann's Town Marker
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,355 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 2, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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