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Near Strawberry Plains in Sevier County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Jefferson County / Sevier County

 
 
Jefferson County side of marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 23, 2022
1. Jefferson County side of marker
Inscription.  
Jefferson County
Established 1792; named in honor of
Thomas Jefferson
Secretary of State, formerly member of the Continental Congress; principal author of the Declaration of Independence; later Governor of Virginia: Vice President and President of the United States.

Sevier County
Established 1794; named in honor of
John Sevier
Colonel in the Revolutionary Army; a commander at King's Mountain and veteran of 35 battles in the Revolution and Indian Wars; Governor of the State of Franklin; three times represented his state in Congress; first Governor of Tennessee, 1796 to 1801 and from 1803 to 1809.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1 C 11.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1792.
 
Location. 36° 1.164′ N, 83° 37.134′ W. Marker is near Strawberry Plains,
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Tennessee, in Sevier County. Marker is on Asheville Highway (U.S. 25W/70) ¼ mile west of Vickie Way, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 Asheville Hwy, Strawberry Plains TN 37871, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dumplin Creek Treaty (approx. 2.8 miles away); Henry's Station (approx. 3.2 miles away); Treaty of Dumplin Creek (approx. 3.4 miles away); Major Hugh Henry (approx. 4 miles away); Frances Hodgson Burnett (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Kelly Family Farm (approx. 6.3 miles away); Manifold Station (approx. 6.7 miles away); Steamboat Times on the French Broad (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
Sevier County side of marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 23, 2022
2. Sevier County side of marker
Jefferson County / Sevier County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 23, 2022
3. Jefferson County / Sevier County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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