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Cherokee Indian Reservation in Jackson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

William Holland Thomas

 

— 1805-1893 —

 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 17, 2008
1. William Holland Thomas Marker
Inscription.  
Businessman, planter and author

Agent and attorney for the Eastern Cherokees

Member of the North Carolina State Senate and Chairman of its Committee on Internal Improvements

Early railroad builder in western North Carolina

Builder of the first wagon road across the Great Smokies

Colonel of the 69th N.C. Regiment

Commander of the Thomas Legion, C.S.A.

Friend and Benefactor of the Cherokee People
 
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Location. 35° 26.693′ N, 83° 18.876′ W. Marker is in Cherokee Indian Reservation, North Carolina, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 441 and Campground Cemetery Road on U.S. 441. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whittier NC 28789, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas's Legion (approx. 2.3 miles away); Nimrod Jarrett Smith
William Holland Thomas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 17, 2008
2. William Holland Thomas Marker
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Long Hair Clan (approx. 2.6 miles away); Cherokee Veterans Park (approx. 2.6 miles away); Blue Clan (approx. 2.7 miles away); Echota Mission (approx. 2.7 miles away); Deer Clan (approx. 2.7 miles away); Trail of Tears (approx. 2.7 miles away).
 
William Holland Thomas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 17, 2008
3. William Holland Thomas Marker
Campground Cemetery (1858) image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 17, 2008
4. Campground Cemetery (1858)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,248 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 13, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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