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Near Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ramsey House

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 20, 2021
1. Ramsey House Marker
Inscription.  .2 mile east is the handsome two-story pink marble and blue limestone house built in 1797 by Francis A. Ramsey (1764-1820), pioneer settler, surveyor, college trustee, banker and public official. Ramsey served under four governments — North Carolina, State of Franklin, Southwest Territory, State of Tennessee. The structure also became the property and residence of his sons, Dr. James G.M. Ramsey, physician-historian, and William B.A. Ramsey, Knoxville's first elected mayor.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 99.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 58.053′ N, 83° 49.636′ W. Marker is near Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of East Governor John Sevier Highway (Tennessee Route 168) and Thorngrove Pike, on the right when traveling north on East Governor John Sevier
Ramsey House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 20, 2021
2. Ramsey House Marker
Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3220 East Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville TN 37914, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ramsey House Plantation (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Ramsey House (approx. ¼ mile away); First African American Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); Odd Fellows Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); War on the Home Front (approx. 4.3 miles away); St. Clair Cobb (approx. 4.4 miles away); William Francis Yardley (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ramsey House. Official website of the historic house, now used as a museum and special-events venue. (Submitted on February 21, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Asset Detail | Ramsey House. National Register of Historic Places registration and photographs. Available in PDF download. (Submitted on February 21, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Ramsey House image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, February 20, 2021
3. Ramsey House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 21, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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