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

Jefferson County / Cocke County

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, March 8, 2010
1. Jefferson County / Cocke County Marker
Inscription.
Side A
* Jefferson County *
Established 1792: named in honor of
Thomas Jefferson
Secretary of State; formerly member of the Continental Congress; principal author of the Declaration of Independence; later Governor of Virginia; Vice-President and President of the United States.

Side B
* Cocke County *
Established 1797: named in honor of
Senator William Cocke
(1796, 1797, 1799 to 1805)
An officer of the Revolutionary Army; one of the leaders of the State of Franklin and member of the Legislature of the Territory South of the Ohio River.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C34.)
 
Location. 35° 57.65′ N, 83° 16.509′ W. Marker is in Newport, Tennessee, in Cocke County. Marker is on Tennessee Route 35, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on the Jefferson County / Cocke County, TN line. This section of State Route 35 is also Interstate 411. Marker is in this post office area: Newport TN 37821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Governor Ben Walter Hooper (approx. 4.1 miles away); Stokely-Van Camp, Inc.
Jefferson County / Cocke County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, March 8, 2010
2. Jefferson County / Cocke County Marker
(approx. 4.7 miles away); Pine Chapel (approx. 4.7 miles away); Kiffin Yates Rockwell (approx. 4.9 miles away); The War Ford (approx. 5 miles away); Fighting at Dandridge (approx. 5.7 miles away); "Old Dutch Settlement" (approx. 6.6 miles away); Battle of Hay's Ferry (approx. 6.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport.
 
Also see . . .  COCKE, William, (1748 - 1828). (Submitted on December 16, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
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By Tom Bosse
3. William Cocke
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By Tom Bosse
4. Thomas Jefferson
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 913 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on , by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on December 17, 2016.
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