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Newport in Cocke County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Kiffin Yates Rockwell

 
 
Kiffin Yates Rockwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, February 28, 2010
1. Kiffin Yates Rockwell Marker
Inscription. Born in a house 500 yards south, he attended W & L University and V.M.I. Enlisted in the French Foreign Legion, August, 1914: incapacitated for infantry service by wounds, May 1915. Transferring to the French Air Force, he helped found the Escadrille Lafayette. The first American aviator to down an enemy plane, May 18, 1916. Killed in aerial combat over Alsace, Sept. 23, 1916. He is buried in France.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C20.)
 
Location. 35° 58.017′ N, 83° 11.302′ W. Marker is in Newport, Tennessee, in Cocke County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Broadway Street and Woodlawn Ave., on the right when traveling east on E. Broadway Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport TN 37821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The War Ford (approx. 0.2 miles away); Governor Ben Walter Hooper (approx. 1.7 miles away); Jefferson County / Cocke County (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Hanging of Peter Reece (approx. 6.1 miles away); Johnson's Parrottsville Slaves (approx.
Kiffin Yates Rockwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, January 14, 2011
2. Kiffin Yates Rockwell Marker
6.2 miles away); Whitson’s Fort (approx. 6.9 miles away); Swaggerty Fort (approx. 7.4 miles away); Pine Chapel (approx. 7.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & SpaceHeroesNotable PersonsWar, World I
 
Kiffin Yates Rockwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2012
3. Kiffin Yates Rockwell Marker
Kiffin Yates Rockwell news article on his death. image. Click for full size.
4. Kiffin Yates Rockwell news article on his death.
From the Greensboro (NC) Patriot, September 25, 1916. Click on photo to enlarge.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,005 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   2. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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