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Maynardville in Union County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Racoon Valley

 
 
Racoon Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, October 28, 2016
1. Racoon Valley Marker
Inscription.  Named for Captain John (Racoon) Miller whose blockhouse stood near this site. Captain Miller, born in 1747 in Newberry County, South Carolina, served in the Washington County, Virginia, militia in 1776 before migrating to this area in 1777. He married Eva Whitener in 1776 and died on August 25, 1832. He is buried in Ousley Cemetery, Union County.
 
Erected by Tennesse Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1D 21.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1747.
 
Location. 36° 13.706′ N, 83° 50.447′ W. Marker is in Maynardville, Tennessee, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Tennessee Route 33) and Ailor Gap Road, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maynardville TN 37807, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial Bridge (approx. 1.4 miles away);
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Wilson Park (approx. 1˝ miles away); Union County World War I Monument (approx. 2˝ miles away); Divided Loyalties (approx. 2˝ miles away); Roy Claxton Acuff (approx. 2.8 miles away); Horace Maynard (approx. 2.8 miles away); George Mann (approx. 5˝ miles away); Sawyer's Fort (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maynardville.
 
Racoon Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, October 28, 2016
2. Racoon Valley Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 996 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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