Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Signing of the Treaty of Holston
On July 2, 1791, the United States and the Cherokee Nation signed the Treaty of Holston near this site. The treaty was negotiated by Governor William Blount of the Southwest Territory on behalf of President George Washington.
Among the terms of the treaty, the Cherokee ceded more land and the US government agreed to furnish them with farming implements, spinning wheels, and looms. Some 1,200 Cherokee attended. The treaty was signed by 41 Cherokee chiefs, with witnesses representing the United States from Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, and the Kentucky Territory.
Marker Placed By
Andrew Bogle Chapter
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Erected 2014 by Andrew Bogle Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1791.
Location. 35° 57.618′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Neyland Drive, Knoxville TN 37902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chisholm Tavern (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blount Mansion (about 600 feet away); Chisolm's Tavern (about 600 feet away); Frances Hodgson Burnett Home Site (about 700 feet away); Earl O'Dell Henry (about 700 feet away); Roy Acuff & Hank Williams (about 800 feet away); Andrew Johnson Office Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Krutch (approx. 0.2 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. The Treaty of Holston
Also see . . . Treaty of Holston (Wikipedia). A monument to the treaty, erected in 1997, is located on the banks of the Tennessee River in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, where the treaty was negotiated. (Submitted on June 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 3. submitted on April 30, 2023, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.