Petersburg in Lincoln County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Kings Mountain Messenger
Joseph Greer, age 26, son of Andrew Greer, an early member of the Watauga Settlement in East Tennessee, fought at the battle of Kings Mountain on Oct. 7, 1780. He alone made the overland trip from the battlefield to Philadelphia where he officially reported to the Continental Congress the American victory. He then became known as "The Kings Mountain Messenger." EPITAPH - Here lies the body of Joseph Greer. He was, while living an example of every virtue, distinguished for his benevolence and humanity. He died on the 23rd day of February 1831, in the 77th year of his age, lamented by all who knew him.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is October 7, 1780.
Location. 35° 19.213′ N, 86° 35.311′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Tennessee, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Three Hundred Dollar Road, 0.3 miles west of Bledsoe Road, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in a family cemetery on private property. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg TN 37144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as Petersburg Colored Elementary School (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named King's Mountain Messenger (approx. 2.7 miles away); Lincoln County / Marshall County (approx. 3.1 miles away); John Medearis (approx. 5.6 miles away); J. C. Tate General Merchandise Store (approx. 9.4 miles away); Mulberry Confederate Memorial (approx. 10˝ miles away); Whitaker/Motlow House (approx. 11.1 miles away); Farrar Home Place (approx. 11˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
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