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

Unicoi County / The Town of Erwin

 
 
Unicol County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
1. Unicol County Marker
Inscription.
(side 1)
Unicoi County
Unicoi County was formed during the Reconstruction era from parts of Washington and Carter counties on March 23, 1875. Representative Alfred A. Taylor introduced a bill in the Tennessee Legislature and insisted that the county's name come from a Cherokee word representing the fog-draped Unaka Mountains. The first meeting for the elected officials was January 3, 1876, at the Indian Creek Baptist Church. For the Centennial in 1975, the motto on the new seal of Unicoi County was "The Valley Beautiful."
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(side 2)
The Town Of Erwin
The town was laid out in March of 1876 on land donated by David J.N. Ervin, William Love, and G. Garland for the creation of a county seat. Vanderbilt was the town's first name. In 1879, the state approved a new name of Ervin, but a United States Post Office mix-up gave the town its lasting name of Erwin. Earlier postal designations of Greasy Cove, Unaka, and Longmire identified the area. In 1891, Erwin was incorporated and the Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in 1892.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 130.)
 
Location. 36° 8.746′ N,
The Town of Erwin image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
2. The Town of Erwin
Reverse Side of the Unicol County Marker
82° 24.951′ W. Marker is in Erwin, Tennessee, in Unicoi County. Marker is on North Main Avenue near Tucker Street, on the right when traveling south. 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 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. To the Women of the Confederacy (approx. half a mile away); Greasy Cove Racetrack (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Battle of Red Banks / Reunion for the Boys in Blue (approx. 2.3 miles away); Keystone Pottery (approx. 5.1 miles away); Jacob Brown (approx. 5.4 miles away); Cherokee Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); North Carolina / Tennessee (approx. 7.7 miles away in North Carolina); Alfred Martin Ray Buffalo Solder (approx. 10.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Erwin.
 
Categories. LandmarksSettlements & Settlers
 
The Gathering Place image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
3. The Gathering Place
Dedicated June 2005
Welcome to
Unicol County
As You Explore My Mountain
Secrets, Relax, Unwind And Let
These Wild Wilderness Places
Become the Laboratory
Of Your Soul
By Pat Alderman
The Gathering Place image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
4. The Gathering Place
The Gathering Place image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
5. The Gathering Place
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 745 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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