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In Grateful Memory to the Defenders of Cavett Blockhouse

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, May 7, 2017
1. In Grateful Memory to the Defenders of Cavett Blockhouse Marker
Inscription.  Upon this spot stood the house of Alexander Cavett who was murdered together with two men and the Cavett family of twelve, September 25th, 1793, after heroic resistance against a combined Creek and Cherokee force numbering one thousand warriors, thereby insuring failure of the intended attack upon the town of Knoxville.
 
Erected 1921 by Tennessee Society Sons of the Revolution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is September 25, 1793.
 
Location. 35° 56.027′ N, 84° 3.467′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker can be reached from Broome Avenue, on the right when traveling north. This marker is located in the Old Mars Hill Cemetery which is located on the site of what was once the Alexander Cavett blockhouse, also known as Cavett’s Station. The cemetery is now on private property. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville TN 37909, 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. Cavett's Station (approx. ¾ mile away); Fallen Military Heroes of Bearden High (approx. 0.9 miles away); States View
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By Tom Bosse, May 7, 2017
2. In Grateful Memory to the Defenders of Cavett Blockhouse Marker
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(approx. 1.9 miles away); The Baker-Peters-Rogers House (approx. 2 miles away); Ball Camp (approx. 2.3 miles away); Robert Reynolds (approx. 2.7 miles away); Herbert H. Hoover (approx. 3.8 miles away); Byington (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
In Grateful Memory to the Defenders of Cavett Blockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 7, 2017
3. In Grateful Memory to the Defenders of Cavett Blockhouse Marker
Old Mars Hill Cemetery - Site of Cavett's Station image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 7, 2017
4. Old Mars Hill Cemetery - Site of Cavett's Station
Captain Moses Cavett 1742 - 1802 image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 7, 2017
5. Captain Moses Cavett 1742 - 1802
Revolutionary War Soldier Battle of Kings Mountain VA and NC Militia Service
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 29, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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