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Gatlinburg in Sevier County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Baskins Creek

 
 
Baskins Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
1. Baskins Creek Marker
Inscription.  As the story goes..."a party of hunters come up from Knoxville an' kilt 'em a load o' bear an' drug ‘em down to the head o' the creek an' skinned ‘em. They tuk the meat but lef' the skins 'till they could come back atter 'em. Folk begun to talk about that creek where the bear skins are and soon hit become Bearskins Creek." Through years of use within the local dialect, the name evolved to its present form Baskins Creek.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 35° 42.597′ N, 83° 30.771′ W. Marker is in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in Sevier County. Marker is on Baskins Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gatlinburg TN 37738, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pi Beta Phi Fraternity Centennial Plaza / Pi Beta Phi Fraternity Settlement School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Martha Jane Ogle Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Village Gate (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Church – Gatlinburg (approx. ¼ mile away); Rocky Top
Baskins Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Tsali Monument (approx. half a mile away); Gatlinburg SkyBridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gladys Trentham Russell (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gatlinburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,309 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 3, 2022