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Bluff City in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Womack's Old Fort

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
1. Womack's Old Fort Marker
Inscription.  2.1 Mi. E. on Island Park Road and on hill to left above the spring stood the residence fort of Captain Jacob Womack, who served in colonial & Revolutionary wars. Built before 1774 it served to protect nearby settlers from Indian attacks. About 1785 Capt. Womack moved farther west and the fort was abandoned.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 80.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1774.
 
Location. 36° 28.67′ N, 82° 15.787′ W. Marker is in Bluff City, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is at the intersection of Bluff City Highway (Tennessee Route 37) and Silver Grove Road on Bluff City Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bluff City TN 37618, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bluff City (approx. 0.4 miles away); Edward Cox Home (approx. 1.3 miles away);
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John Isaac Cox (approx. 2.1 miles away); Piney Flats Village (approx. 4.6 miles away); Battle of Blountville (approx. 5.1 miles away); Tipton Town House (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Cannonball House (approx. 5.2 miles away); Anderson Townhouse (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bluff City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,346 times since then and 72 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 1, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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