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Fayetteville in Lincoln County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Camp Blount

 
 
Camp Blount Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 12, 2010
1. Camp Blount Marker
Inscription.  In September 1813 the Army of West Tennessee assembled at Camp Blount on the Elk River just north and east of these oaks. On October 7th, Major General Andrew Jackson arrived in Fayetteville to take command of the army which, included Sam Houston and David Crockett. "Old Hickory's" army marched south to Alabama and defeated the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend which prevented the Creeks from aiding the British in the War of 1812.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3G 41.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar of 1812Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists.
 
Location. 35° 8.167′ N, 86° 34′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, Tennessee, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Huntsville Highway (U.S. 231/431) half a mile south of Wilson Parkway/Thornton Taylor Parkway (Bypass U.S. 64)
Camp Blount Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 12, 2010
2. Camp Blount Marker
Looking South along US 231/431 (Huntsville Highway).
, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in front of the Wal-Mart Supercenter. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1391 Huntsville Hwy, Fayetteville TN 37334, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrew Jackson (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Camp Blount (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stone Arch Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Trail of Tears Bell Removal Route (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fayetteville Stone Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fayetteville Calaboose Door (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fayetteville Stone Bridge (Scale Replica) (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bell's Route Trail of Tears (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
Camp Blount Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 12, 2010
3. Camp Blount Marker
Looking North along US 231/431 (Huntsville Highway).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 788 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on October 27, 2020, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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