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Blountville in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

James Brigham

(ca. 1744-1814)

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2020
1. James Brigham Marker
Inscription.  

James Brigham, a pioneer and Revolutionary War soldier, purchased 1,070 acres along Muddy Creek in modern-day Sullivan County between 1782 and 1787. On December 11, 1792, he deeded 30 acres to John Anderson, George Maxwell, and Richard Gammon, the new Sullivan County Commissioners, for the construction of the county courthouse and jail in Blountville. On September 2, 1797, Brigham purchased 1,200 acres from John Shelby, the son of Evan Shelby, along the Cumberland River in Montgomery County. He died there November 29, 1814.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 150.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 31.98′ N, 82° 19.611′ W. Marker is in Blountville, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Bristol Highway (State Highway 126), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map.
James Brigham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2020
2. James Brigham Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 3397 Bristol Highway, Blountville TN 37617, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Blountville (here, next to this marker); Historic Courthouse Bell (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Blountville Confederate Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Sullivan County (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Blountville (a few steps from this marker); Sullivan County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Deery Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Brick Kitchen (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blountville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 16, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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