“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Black Fox Camp Spring

Black Fox Camp Spring Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Gillard, December 30, 2009
1. Black Fox Camp Spring Marker
Inscription. 1/2 mi. east were the hunting grounds of Cherokee Chief Black Fox, Inali. On Sept. 7, 1794, Ore's Expedition overpowered Black Fox at the spring. According to legend, to avoid capture Black Fox leaped into the spring and emerged from Murfree Spring, 3 miles away. In the early 1800s he became a Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nations. The area was one of the first communities settled in Rutherford County. The spring was a resting site for the Cherokees during the Trail of Tears. (Marker Number 3A 162.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Trail of Tears marker series.
Location. 35° 48.199′ N, 86° 21.85′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is at the intersection of Murfreesboro Highway (U.S. 41) and Red Mile Road, on the right when traveling north on Murfreesboro Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murfreesboro TN 37127, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Murfreesboro (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rutherford County / Murfreesboro (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bradley Academy (approx. 2.8 miles away); Oaklands (approx. 2.9 miles
Black Fox Camp Spring Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Gillard, December 30, 2009
2. Black Fox Camp Spring Marker
away); Old Bradley Academy (approx. 3 miles away); James M. Buchanan (approx. 3.1 miles away); James Daniel Richardson (approx. 3.2 miles away); Tennessee Baptist Convention (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Murfreesboro.
Also see . . .  Cheif Black Fox. (Submitted on December 31, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
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