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Birchwood in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

This Venerable Oak Tree

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, January 17, 2021
1. This Venerable Oak Tree Marker
Inscription.  
Witnessed a young Sam Houston, who gained favor with Chief Jolly on Hiwassee Island nearby, witnessed the Indian removal and countless events that shaped Meigs County, the State of Tennessee and points westward.

Commemorated in 2016 to J. Rita Vital and her family
 
Erected 2016.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees 🌲, and the Trail of Tears series lists.
 
Location. 35° 24.14′ N, 85° 0.3′ W. Marker is in Birchwood, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Blythe Ferry Lane (County Route 131) 0.8 miles north of Blythe Ferry Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6630 Blythe Ferry Ln, Birchwood TN 37308, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prelude (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Winfield Scott (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Orders No. 25" (approx. 0.3 miles away); "To Learn and not Forget"

This Venerable Oak Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, January 17, 2021
2. This Venerable Oak Tree Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); "Your Fate is Decided" (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Chains of Friendship" (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Given by the Great Spirit above" (approx. 0.3 miles away); "A Desire to Possess" (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birchwood.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sam Houston. (Submitted on January 30, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. John Jolly. (Submitted on January 30, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Additional keywords. Forced relocation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 30, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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