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Murphy in Cherokee County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Butler

 
 
Fort Butler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Harry Gatzke, July 15, 2012
1. Fort Butler Marker
Inscription. One of forts in which Gen. Winfield Scott gathered the Cherokee before moving them west in 1838. Stood mile southwest.
 
Erected 1957 by Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number Q-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Trail of Tears marker series.
 
Location. 35° 5.036′ N, 84° 2.238′ W. Marker is in Murphy, North Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is on Hiawassee Street mile north of U.S. 64. Click for map. Marker is just south of the fire station. Marker is in this post office area: Murphy NC 28906, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Fort Butler (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nuya Saligugi (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cherokee War (approx. 0.3 miles away); North Carolina / Georgia (approx. 7 miles away but has been reported missing); Georgia / North Carolina (approx. 10.3 miles away); Davenport Mountain (approx. 10.8 miles away in Georgia); Brasstown Bald (approx. 15.4 miles away in Georgia but has been reported missing); Trackrock Gap (approx. 15.4 miles away in Georgia but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Murphy.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Fort Butler.
View of marker looking south on Hiwassee Street from the Murphy Fire Department. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 20, 2016
2. View of marker looking south on Hiwassee Street from the Murphy Fire Department.
(Submitted on October 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Harry Gatzke of Huntsville, Alabama. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Harry Gatzke of Huntsville, Alabama.   2. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 24, 2016.
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