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Sevierville in Sevier County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

James McMahan

1750 -1831

 
 
James McMahan Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
1. James McMahan Marker
Inscription. First Register of deeds of Sevier County, Tennessee, in 1796, James McMahan set aside the original twenty-five acres for the creation of the township at "The Forks of The Little Pigeon" in 1795. An immigrant from Ireland, McMahan was married to Rachel Calvert (1770-1840), a descendant of George Calvert, Lord of Baltimore, They made Sevier County their home, rearing their thirteen children on their vast farmland along the east prong of the Little Pigeon River including this site of Sevierville's Public Square.
 
Erected 1986 by Sevier Museum of History and Art.
 
Location. 35° 52.131′ N, 83° 33.9′ W. Marker is in Sevierville, Tennessee, in Sevier County. Marker is at the intersection of W Maine Street (U.S. 441) and Court Avenue on W Maine Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sevierville TN 37862, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Timothy Reagan (here, next to this marker); Isaac Thomas (here, next to this marker); Thomas Atchley (a few steps from this marker); Sevierville (a few steps from this marker); William M. Whaley (within
James McMahan Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
2. James McMahan Marker
James McMahan
1750-1831
This historical marker and the renovation of Public Square are made possible by the following memorials:
James Nelson McMahan
1953-1980
by Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Lee (Edith Fox) McMahan
Mr.and Mrs. E.W.(Mary George Fox) Paine
Grace Runyan McCall
1902-1973
by Abby R. Sharp, Willie Mae Runyan, Blanche R. Chilton
Mr. and Mrs. M.B.(Zella Blalock) McMahan, Sr.
1894-1985             1896-1983
by M.B. McMahan, Jr. Family
J. Chandler McMahan, Sr. Family
shouting distance of this marker); James Crawford Murphy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mayors of the City of Sevierville (within shouting distance of this marker); Isaac Dockery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Sevierville.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
James McMahan Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
3. James McMahan Marker
 
 
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