Elizabethton in Carter County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Valentine Sevier, "The Immigrant"
After the July 21, 1776 attack, the second fort was built on land owned by Sevier, and joining the historic shoals on the Watauga River he and his family played a major role in the Watauga Association and the early settlement of Tennessee.
He and his wife Joanna Goad were parents of Gen. John Sevier, Col. Valentine Sevier, Capt. Robert Sevier, Mary Rutherford, Catherine Matlock, Abraham and Joseph Sevier.
Erected 1999 by Sevier Family Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1712.
Location. 36° 20.678′ N, 82° 15.2′ W. Marker is in Elizabethton, Tennessee, in Carter County. Marker is on Franklin Club Drive, ¼ mile West Elk Avenue (U.S. 321), on the left when traveling west. Marker is located within Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1504 W Elk Ave, Elizabethton TN 37643, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga (approx. 0.2 miles away); Watauga Purchase (approx. Watauga Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); Transylvania Purchase (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bemberg Station / Port Rayon (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bemberg Water Tower (approx. 0.8 miles away); Monument to the Patriots (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethton.
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