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Elizabethton in Carter County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Powder Branch

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2020
1. Powder Branch Marker
Inscription.  100 yards upstream at a falls stood an old powder mill, where Mary McKeehan Patton made powder for the soldiers who went to King's Mountain, Oct. 7, 1780. Michael Hyder, Sr., signer of the Halifax Petition in 1776 lived here and is buried on the hill to left of stream. Both have many descendants here today.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 13.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US RevolutionaryWomen. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 19.097′ N, 82° 16.803′ W. Marker is in Elizabethton, Tennessee, in Carter County. Marker is at the intersection of Milligan Highway (State Highway 359) and Powder Branch Road (State Highway 2558), on the right when traveling east on Milligan Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Sparks Rd, Johnson City TN 37601, 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. Sabine Hill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dungan’s Mill
Powder Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2020
2. Powder Branch Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Milligan College (approx. 1.4 miles away); Williams-Taylor House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Carter County / Washington County (approx. 2 miles away); Cedar Grove Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Valentine Sevier, "The Immigrant" (approx. 2.4 miles away); Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethton.
 
Also see . . .  Mary McKeehan Patton. Tennessee Encyclopedia entry on the pioneer female gunpowder manufacturer. (Submitted on October 13, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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