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Near Townsend in Blount County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

On this site August 17, 1915

 
 
On this site August 17, 1915 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 16, 2021
1. On this site August 17, 1915 Marker
Inscription.  Justice of the Peace John Burns and his assistant William Dunn lost their lives in a dynamite explosion while widening this road in his capacity as road commissioner for the Fifteenth District during his term on the county court
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical date for this entry is August 17, 1915.
 
Location. 35° 41.105′ N, 83° 44.472′ W. Marker is near Townsend, Tennessee, in Blount County. Marker is on Cedar Creek Road 0.6 miles north of U.S. 321, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8117 Cedar Creek Road, Townsend TN 37882, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Mitchel (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Little River Lumber Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tuckaleechee Villages (approx. 2˝ miles away); Gamble's Station (approx. 5.2 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 7.2 miles away); An Early Mountain Community (approx. 9 miles away); Laurel Falls Trail (approx. 9.1 miles away); Campbell Family Massacre (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Townsend.
 
On this site August 17, 1915 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, January 16, 2021
2. On this site August 17, 1915 Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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