Elizabethton in Carter County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Old Red Fox
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A-85.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Mexican-American • War, US Civil.
Location. 36° 18.424′ N, 82° 11.612′ W. Marker is in Elizabethton, Tennessee, in Carter County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 19E and Valley Forge Christian Church Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 19E. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elizabethton TN 37643, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. O'Brien Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); ET&WNC Railroad Covered Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Elizabethton Blue GraysCovered Bridge (approx. 3 miles away); First Court West of the Alleghenies (approx. 3 miles away); Carter County's Train History (approx. 3 miles away); Samuel Powhatan Carter (approx. 3 miles away); Carter County Veterans Monument (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethton.
Also see . . . Captain Daniel Ellis. Ellis became a pilot, leading Unionists, Confederate deserters, prison escapees, slaves, and all manner of fugitives through the mountains into Kentucky or wherever the Union lines would advance. All the while he recruited for several regiments, provided information on Confederate activities to Federal authorities, and maintained a mail service between mountain Unionists and their men in the Union army. Possibly the most successful of all such pilots, and despite a bounty on his head, Ellis always (often narrowly) escaped capture, and became known as "The Old Red Fox." (Submitted on June 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.