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Erwin in Unicoi County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Greasy Cove Racetrack

 
 
Greasy Cove Racetrack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
1. Greasy Cove Racetrack Marker
Inscription. In the valley 500 yards north were held many kinds of frontier diversions, including racing on a half~mile semicircular track. Here, in 1788, Andrew Jackson, then 21 years old, rode his horse in a match race against a horse belonging to Col. Robert Love, ridden by a professional jockey. Jackson lost. (Marker Number 1A 39.)
 
Location. 36° 7.443′ N, 82° 26.456′ W. Marker is in Erwin, Tennessee, in Unicoi County. Marker is on Jackson Love Hwy. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Erwin TN 37650, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Red Banks / Reunion for the Boys in Blue (approx. 0.3 miles away); To the Women of the Confederacy (approx. 1.9 miles away); Unicoi County / The Town of Erwin (approx. 2.1 miles away); Keystone Pottery (approx. 5.5 miles away); North Carolina / Tennessee (approx. 6.1 miles away in North Carolina); Jacob Brown (approx. 6.1 miles away); Cherokee Church (approx. 7.8 miles away); Alfred Martin Ray Buffalo Solder (approx. 11.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Erwin.
 
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Greasy Cove Racetrack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
2. Greasy Cove Racetrack Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 957 times since then. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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