Near Newport in Cocke County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Governor Ben Walter Hooper
Erected by Tennessee Historical commission. (Marker Number 1C 57.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 35° 56.809′ N, 83° 12.265′ W. Marker is near Newport, Tennessee, in Cocke County. Marker is on Crosby Hwy (U.S. 321). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport TN 37821, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kiffin Yates Rockwell (approx. 1.7 miles away); The War Ford (approx. 1.8 miles away); Swinging Bridge (approx. 2 miles away); The Warford (approx. 2 miles away); The Cross (approx. 2 miles away); Jefferson County / Cocke County Whitson’s Fort (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Hanging of Peter Reece (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
Also see . . . Ben Walter Hooper from The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. (Submitted on June 14, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Government • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,825 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on December 12, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.