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Site of First Block House

 
 
Site of First Block House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2019
1. Site of First Block House Marker
Inscription.  
Site of First
Block House 1792

Erected by Bonny
Kate Chapter D.A.R

Dedicated by
Admiral Schley
Feb. 5, 1902

 
Erected 1902 by Bonny Kate Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 35° 57.692′ N, 83° 54.979′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker 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, beside the sidewalk near the northeast corner 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. Knox County Spanish American War Monument (here, next to this marker); Sarah Hawkins (a few steps from this marker); Governor John Sevier (a few steps from this marker); Katherine Sherrill Sevier
Site of First Block House Marker (<i>wide view<br>Knox County Courthouse in right background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 10, 2019
2. Site of First Block House Marker (wide view
Knox County Courthouse in right background
)
(a few steps from this marker); The Knoxville Girl (a few steps from this marker); Captain Charles T. McMillan II (a few steps from this marker); Knoxville (within shouting distance of this marker); C. Kermit "Buck" Ewing (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Knox County Courthouse (Wikipedia). The Knox County Courthouse sits on what was originally Lot 36 of Charles McClung's 1791 plat of Knoxville. The lot of the current courthouse was originally occupied by a federal blockhouse made famous by a Lloyd Branson painting. (Submitted on June 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. The History of the Bonny Kate Chapter, D.A.R. (Submitted on June 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Admiral Winfield Scott Schley (Wikipedia). Winfield Scott Schley (1839-1911) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy and the hero of the Battle of Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish–American War. On Oct, 9, 1901, he retired from active service upon reaching the age limit. (Submitted on June 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories.
"The Block House at Knoxville, Tennessee" image. Click for full size.
Tennessee State Library and Archives, Dept. of Conservation Photograph Collection
3. "The Block House at Knoxville, Tennessee"
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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