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Rockwood in Roane County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rockwood Oak

 
 
Rockwood Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2019
1. Rockwood Oak Marker
Inscription.  Here, in the late 18th Century, the Cherokee had a tollgate, where they exacted tribute from travelers between the Watauga Settlements and the Cumberland country. Here James Glasgow, John Hackett and Littlepage Sims arranged with Talootiske, of the Cherokee, for the lines of the Indian Reservation and the town of Rockwood boundaries. The tree blew down in 1925.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1F 19.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 51.956′ N, 84° 41.091′ W. Marker is in Rockwood, Tennessee, in Roane County. Marker is on North Kingston Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 North Kingston Avenue, Rockwood TN 37854, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert King Byrd (approx. 8.6 miles away); Thomas "Big Foot" Spencer (approx. 8.8 miles away); Harriman: Utopia of Temperance
Rockwood Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2019
2. Rockwood Oak Marker
(approx. 8.8 miles away); Southwest Point (approx. 9.2 miles away); Roane County Revolutionary War Monument (approx. 9˝ miles away); Kingston (approx. 9˝ miles away); Capitol for a Day (approx. 9˝ miles away); For the Union (approx. 9˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Littlepage Sims. (Submitted on July 7, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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