Mt Carmel in Hawkins County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Gov. McMinn’s Home
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1B-13.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1821.
Location. 36° 32.834′ N, 82° 38.972′ W. Marker is in Mt Carmel, Tennessee, in Hawkins County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 11W and Independence Avenue, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 11W. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Carmel TN 37645, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Settlers (approx. one mile away); The Great Indian Warpath Battle of Kingsport (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Kingsport (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church (approx. 3 miles away); Colonel Gilbert Christian (approx. 3 miles away); Flatboat (approx. 3 miles away); The Boat Yard (approx. 3.1 miles away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry for Joseph McMinn. “While governor, McMinn concentrated on peaceful relationships with Native Americans in order to ease the way for more white settlement, particularly to the west. The Chickasaw Purchase Treaty, or Western Purchase, in which most of what is now West Tennessee was acquired, was accomplished during his tenure as governor. Fourteen new counties were created. The Calhoun Treaty (or Hiwassee Purchase), in which the United States acquired a portion of southeastern Tennessee, was also negotiated during his tenure.” (Submitted on June 13, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.