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Jonesborough in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Jacob Brown

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
1. Jacob Brown Marker
Inscription. About one mile S.W., this pioneer from S.C. settled on Nolichucky River in 1771. Brown's purchase of 2 tracts of land from the Cherokee on March 25, 1775, was made beneath a great oak tree still standing nearby. His sandstone marker reads "Jacob Brown, d. Jan. 25, 1785." The brick house nearby was built by his grandson, Byrd Brown, about 1800.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 36° 12.518′ N, 82° 28.456′ W. Marker is in Jonesborough, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Tennessee Route 81 S and Taylor Bridge Road (Tennessee Route 81) on State Route 81 S. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesborough TN 37659, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Keystone Pottery (approx. one mile away); Cherokee Church (approx. 2 miles away); Unicoi County / The Town of Erwin (approx. 5.4 miles away); Alfred Martin Ray Buffalo Solder (approx. 5.7 miles away); Alfred Eugene Jackson
Jacob Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
2. Jacob Brown Marker
(approx. 5.8 miles away); First Abolition Publications (approx. 5.9 miles away); Christopher Taylor House (approx. 5.9 miles away); Chester Inn (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesborough.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,274 times since then and 61 times this year. Last updated on August 10, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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