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 or Castles • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers.
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 from 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga (approx. 0.2 miles away); Watauga PurchaseWatauga 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); Green Hill Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethton.
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 39 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.