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Speedwell in Claiborne County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Yoakum Station

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, November 14, 2019
1. Yoakum Station Marker
Inscription.  The 1791 Holston Treaty prohibited settlers from entering the Cherokee lands in the Powell Valley, but Tennesseans holding North Carolina land grants moved into the area. President Washington directed the pioneers to leave the valley. Captains Richard Sparks and John Wade read the executive order to the settlers at Yoakum's Station, 1 mile southeast, in February 1797. The Treaty of Tellico (1798) resolved the controversy.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1D 19.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 36° 29.954′ N, 83° 48.444′ W. Marker is in Speedwell, Tennessee, in Claiborne County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 63 and Ausmus Road, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 63. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5214 Highway 63, Speedwell TN 37870, 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. Colonel Arthur Campbell (approx. 8.9 miles away in Kentucky); Mountain Vision
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By Tom Bosse, November 14, 2019
2. Yoakum Station Marker
(approx. 9 miles away in Kentucky); Middlesborough (approx. 9.1 miles away in Kentucky); Gateway to Kaintuck (approx. 9 miles away in Kentucky); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Cumberland Gap (approx. 9 miles away in Kentucky); The Emigrant's Dream (approx. 9 miles away in Kentucky); Middlesboro Meteorite Crater Impact Site (approx. 9.7 miles away in Kentucky); Lincoln And Cumberland Gap (approx. 10.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Yokum's Station. (Submitted on November 17, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Additional keywords. Native American treaties
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesGovernment & PoliticsNative AmericansPeaceSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Tom Bosse, November 14, 2019
3. Yoakum Station Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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