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Jasper in Marion County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Betsy Pack

 
 
Betsy Pack Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R.E. Smith, circa July 2007
1. Betsy Pack Marker
Inscription.  Born Elizabeth Lowery, daughter of Chief John Lowery of the Cherokee, she lived in a house about 60 yards southeast after her marriage. She donated the ground on which the town of Jasper was laid out in 1820, when the county seat was moved here from Cheekville, near Whitwell about 12 miles northeast.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2B 19.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
 
Location. 35° 4.447′ N, 85° 37.5′ W. Marker is in Jasper, Tennessee, in Marion County. Marker is on U.S. 72, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jasper TN 37347, 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. Marion County, Tennessee War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Marion County, Tennessee World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker);
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Korean Conflict / Vietnam Conflict (within shouting distance of this marker); Marion County, Tennessee World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Will Cummings Highway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Chiaha (approx. 4.3 miles away); Bean-Roulston Graveyard (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jasper.
 
Looking West. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R.E. Smith, circa July 2007
2. Looking West.
Looking East. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R.E. Smith, July 13, 2006
3. Looking East.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 2,077 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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