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

Baskins Creek

 
 
Baskins Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
1. Baskins Creek Marker
Inscription. As the story goes..."a party of hunters come up from Knoxville an' kilt 'em a load o' bear an' drug ‘em down to the head o' the creek an' skinned ‘em. They tuk the meat but lef' the skins 'till they could come back atter 'em. Folk begun to talk about that creek where the bear skins are and soon hit become Bearskins Creek." Through years of use within the local dialect, the name evolved to its present form Baskins Creek.
 
Location. 35° 42.597′ N, 83° 30.771′ W. Marker is in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in Sevier County. Marker is on Baskins Creek Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gatlinburg TN 37738, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Martha Jane Ogle Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Village Gate (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gladys Trentham Russell (approx. 0.9 miles away); Noah "Bud" Ogle Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Wonder of the World (approx. one mile away); The American Black Bear (approx. 1.7 miles away); Wiley Oakley (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Ephraim Bales Place (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gatlinburg.
 
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Baskins Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
2. Baskins Creek Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 943 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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