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Kross Keys in Polk County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tryon's March

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 4, 2008
1. Tryon's March Marker
Inscription.  Governor William Tryon, with a body of militia en route to survey the Cherokee boundary line, camped near this spot June 7, 1767.
 
Erected 1951 by Archives, Conservation and Highway Departments. (Marker Number O-34.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1931.
 
Location. 35° 11.385′ N, 82° 2.907′ W. Marker is in Kross Keys, North Carolina, in Polk County. Marker is on State Highway 9, on the right when traveling south. Just north of the North Carolina and South Carolina state line. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus NC 28722, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Carolina / South Carolina (a few steps from this marker); Ibra Charles Blackwood (within shouting distance of this marker in South Carolina); Lake Bowen (approx. 5˝ miles away in South Carolina); Earle's Ford and Fort
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 4, 2008
2. Tryon's March Marker
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(approx. 5.9 miles away in South Carolina); Wolfe Creek Baptist Church (approx. 6 miles away in South Carolina); Green River Plantation (approx. 6.8 miles away); Old Rutherford Road (approx. 8 miles away in South Carolina); B. Frank Carruth (approx. 8 miles away in South Carolina).
 
Regarding Tryon's March. William Tryon (1729–88) was an English colonial governor in North America. After a distinguished army career he was appointed (1764) lieutenant governor of North Carolina and succeeded (1765) Arthur Dobbs as governor. Tryon was an able administrator but became unpopular with the colonists because of his rigorous suppression (1771) of the Regulator movement.

In 1771 he was appointed governor of New York, and at the outbreak of the American Revolution he was forced to remain on a British ship in the harbor. Tryon returned to power when William Howe took the city (1776), and later (1777, 1779) he led Tory raids in Connecticut.
 
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October 4, 2008
3. William Tryon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 881 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   3. submitted on October 9, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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