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Greenback in Blount County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sam Houston American Giant Homesite

 
 
Sam Houston American Giant Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Judith Barber, August 16, 2012
1. Sam Houston American Giant Homesite Marker
Inscription.  In 1807, Sam Houston arrived at this 419-acre site with his widowed mother and eight brothers and sisters. The homesite was located just above the spring on the hill. Sam Houston served as general, President of Texas, Governor of Tennessee and Texas, and as U.S. Senator and Congressman. His victory at San Jacinto eventually led to the United States doubling its land area.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1 E 108.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Mexican-AmericanWar, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1807.
 
Location. 35° 41.637′ N, 84° 6.291′ W. Marker is in Greenback, Tennessee, in Blount County. Marker is on Salem Road south of Lambert Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4709 Salem Rd, Greenback TN 37742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Henry's Station (approx. 1.8 miles
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away); Near the Site of Henry Fort (approx. 2.1 miles away); Baker's Creek Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); Cloyd's Creek Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Houston's Station (approx. 4 miles away); Friendsville (approx. 4.9 miles away); Friendsville Marble Industry Monument (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Underground Railroad (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Sam Houston American Giant Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2020
2. Sam Houston American Giant Homesite Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,353 times since then and 70 times this year. Last updated on May 31, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Photos:   1. submitted on August 27, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia.   2. submitted on May 31, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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