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Jonesborough in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Jacob Brown

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
1. Jacob Brown Marker
Inscription.  About one mile S.W., this pioneer from S.C. settled on Nolichucky River in 1771. Brown's purchase of 2 tracts of land from the Cherokee on March 25, 1775, was made beneath a great oak tree still standing nearby. His sandstone marker reads "Jacob Brown, d. Jan. 25, 1785." The brick house nearby was built by his grandson, Byrd Brown, about 1800.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1777.
 
Location. 36° 12.518′ N, 82° 28.456′ W. Marker is in Jonesborough, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Tennessee Route 81 S and Taylor Bridge Road (Tennessee Route 81) on State Route 81 S. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesborough TN 37659, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Keystone Pottery (approx. one mile away); Cherokee Church (approx. 2 miles away); Old Dutch Meeting House
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
2. Jacob Brown Marker
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(approx. 2 miles away); The Tester Brothers (approx. 2.8 miles away); Plum Grove (approx. 3.9 miles away); Thomas Embree (approx. 5.2 miles away); Unicoi County / The Town of Erwin (approx. 5.4 miles away); Washington College (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesborough.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,411 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on August 10, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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