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Near Parrottsville in Cocke County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Swaggerty Fort
 
Swaggerty Fort Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Bosse, February 28, 2010
1. Swaggerty Fort Marker
 
Inscription. This fort, one of only two known remaining blockhouses in Tennessee, was built about 1787 by James Swaggerty for protection from the Indians. Located on land of his Uncle Abraham Swaggerty, it consists of three levels. The cantilevered structure was built over a stream which provided water supply.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C 64.)
 
Location. 36° 0.841′ N, 83° 4.212′ W. Marker is near Parrottsville, Tennessee, in Cocke County. Marker is on U.S. 321, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located west of Parrottsville, Tennessee. Marker is in this post office area: Parrottsville TN 37843, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The War Ford (approx. 7.2 miles away); Kiffin Yates Rockwell (approx. 7.4 miles away); Bright Hope Industries (approx. 7.6 miles away); John Floyd Arrowood (approx. 7.8 miles away); Governor Ben Walter Hooper (approx. 8.8 miles away); Grace Moore (approx. 9.3 miles away); Tennessee / North Carolina (approx. 11 miles away); Whitson’s Fort (approx. 13.1 miles away).
 
Swaggerty Fort Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Bosse, February 28, 2010
2. Swaggerty Fort
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 6, 2010, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 842 times since then. Last updated on December 12, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 6, 2010, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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