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Governor John Sevier

The First Governor of Tennessee

 
 
Governor John Sevier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2019
1. Governor John Sevier Marker
Inscription.  
John Sevier,
”Nolichucky Jack,”
Sept. 23, 1744,
Sept. 24, 1815.
Pioneer, Soldier, Statesman
and one of the founders
of the Republic.

(west side)
The typical pioneer
who conquered the wilderness
and fashioned the State.
Erected by East Tennesseeans
1892.

(south side)
A projector and hero of
”Kings Mountain”
35 battles – 35 victories.
His Indian war cry,
”Here they are, come on boys,
come on”

(east side)
Governor of the State of “Franklin,”
six terms Governor of Tennessee,
four times elected to Congress.

 
Erected 1892 by East Tennesseeans.
 
Location. 35° 57.687′ N, 83° 54.978′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Main Street Southwest and South Gay Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the old Knox County Courthouse grounds, near the northeast corner
Governor John Sevier Marker (<i>west, south & east sides</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2019
2. Governor John Sevier Marker (west, south & east sides)
of the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Main Street Southwest, 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. Katherine Sherrill Sevier (here, next to this marker); Sarah Hawkins (here, next to this marker); Site of First Block House (a few steps from this marker); Knox County Spanish American War Monument (a few steps from this marker); Captain Charles T. McMillan II (a few steps from this marker); Knoxville (a few steps from this marker); The Knoxville Girl (a few steps from this marker); Commemorating the Treaty of Holston (within shouting distance of this marker). 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. Governor John Sevier, Sarah Hawkins Sevier & Katherine Sherrill Sevier
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian
 
Governor John Sevier Monument<br>(<i>view looking south along east side of courthouse</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2019
3. Governor John Sevier Monument
(view looking south along east side of courthouse)
John Sevier Monument at center (<i>view from south showing adjacent monuments for Kate & Sarah</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2019
4. John Sevier Monument at center (view from south showing adjacent monuments for Kate & Sarah)
Governor John Sevier's Original Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2019
5. Governor John Sevier's Original Tombstone
Governor John Sevier's original tombstone is built into the courthouse northeast corner wall.
Governor John Sevier & Katherine Sevier tombstones image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2019
6. Governor John Sevier & Katherine Sevier tombstones
Original tombstones of
Governor John Sevier
and Bonny Kate.
Brought from Alabama and
presented to Knox County
by Chas. H. Dobson
Oct. 2, 1922.

J. Sevier.
died
Sept. 24th 1815.

Katherine Sevier
Wife of
Governor John Sevier
of Tennessee
died
Oct. 7, 1836.
aged
82 years.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   4. submitted on June 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   5. submitted on June 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   6. submitted on June 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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