Near Farragut in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Admiral Farragut's Birthplace
Hero of Mobile Bay
David Farragut was commissioned a midshipman in the United States Navy on December 17, 1810, at the age of nine and a half and saw his first naval combat during the War of 1812. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1822, commander in 1844, and captain in 1855. Despite strong ties to the South and Tennessee, he remained with the U.S. Navy when forced to choose between the Union and the Confederacy in 1861. A brave and capable officer, Farragut was
Erected by Tennessee Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 5, 1801.
Location. 35° 51.167′ N, 84° 5.183′ W. Marker is near Farragut, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Northshore Drive (Tennessee Route 332) and Maple Seed Road, on the right when traveling east. This marker is located within Admiral Farragut Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9950 South Northshore Drive, Knoxville TN 37922, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Cumberland Presbyterian Meeting House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Memorial for Cofounders of Campbell Station (approx. 4 miles away); Ball Camp (approx. 4 miles away); The Baker-Peters-Rogers House (approx. 4.1 miles away); States View (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Marcus Warren House (approx. 4.3 miles away); Archibald Roane (approx. 4.4 miles away); David Glasgow Farragut (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farragut.
Also see . . . Farragut, Admiral David Glasgow, Gravesite Bronx, New York. (Submitted on January 14, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2017. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 662 times since then and 113 times this year. Last updated on February 18, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 14, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.