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Cleveland in Bradley County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Col. Benjamin Cleveland

1738-1806

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, August 27, 2017
1. Col. Benjamin Cleveland Marker
Inscription.  Benjamin Cleveland was born in Virginia, later served in the North Carolina House of Commons and led the Wilkes County militia at the Battle of Kings' Mountain on October 7, 1780. This battle was considered a turning point of the American Revolution in the South. On January 20, 1838 the Tennessee State legislature designated the settlement at Taylor's Place as the county seat of Bradley County and named it Cleveland in honor of Col. Benjamin Cleveland.
 
Erected 2013 by Col. Benj. Cleveland Chapter TNSSAR.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 35° 9.508′ N, 84° 52.36′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Tennessee, in Bradley County. Marker is on 1st Street Northeast, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland TN 37311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cleveland During the Civil War (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Allen Grammar School (approx. ¼ mile away); Masonic Female Institute (approx.
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By Tom Bosse, August 27, 2017
2. Col. Benjamin Cleveland Marker
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0.3 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); College Hill School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oak Grove Male Academy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Monument (approx. half a mile away); Fort Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
Also see . . .  Cleveland, Benjamin. (Submitted on September 4, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Col. Benjamin Cleveland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 27, 2017
3. Col. Benjamin Cleveland Marker
Col. Benjamin Cleveland image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, March 14, 2012
4. Col. Benjamin Cleveland
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 4, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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