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Elizabethton in Carter County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Transylvania Purchase

 
 
Transylvania Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 17, 2011
1. Transylvania Purchase Marker
Inscription. In this valley, March 17, 1775, the Transylvania Company, led by Richard Henderson, John Williams and Nathaniel Hart, bought from the Cherokee, led by Chief Oconostota, all the lands between the Kentucky and Cumberland Rivers. Over 20 million acres sold for 2000 Pounds Sterling and goods worth 8000 Pounds.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 52.)
 
Location. 36° 20.621′ N, 82° 15.021′ W. Marker is in Elizabethton, Tennessee, in Carter County. Marker is on West Elk Avenue (U.S. 321) west of Franklin Club Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is on the edge of the Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1651 West Elk Avenue, Elizabethton TN 37643, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Watauga Fort (here, next to this marker); Watauga Purchase (a few steps from this marker); Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga (within shouting distance of this marker); Green Hill Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cedar Grove Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away);
Wide view of the Transylvania Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 17, 2011
2. Wide view of the Transylvania Purchase Marker
The marker stands to the right of the Watauga Fort marker on the grounds of the Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area.
Sabine Hill (approx. 1.6 miles away); Range School (approx. 1.9 miles away); Covered Bridge (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elizabethton.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the marker shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Transylvania Purchase | Entries | Tennessee Encyclopedia. (Submitted on September 15, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. North Carolina History Project : Watauga Association. (Submitted on September 15, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 739 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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