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Greeneville in Greene County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Big Spring

 
 
The Big Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
1. The Big Spring Marker
Inscription.  The site of Greeneville was a juncture of two Indian trails, and the presence of the Big Spring furnished a stopping off place for the weary Indian traveler. The Scotch-Irish pioneers made the spring the reason for the founding of Greeneville in 1783. As early as 1780, the Rev. Samuel Doak preached to the settlers at this spot.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C 63.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1783.
 
Location. 36° 9.907′ N, 82° 49.779′ W. Marker is in Greeneville, Tennessee, in Greene County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 321). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 234 N Main St, Greeneville TN 37745, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ellen “Nelly” VanVactor (a few steps from this marker); Robert Kerr (within shouting distance of this marker); Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church (about
The Big Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
2. The Big Spring Marker
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300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greenville Cumberland Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away); Capitol of State of Franklin (about 400 feet away); Andrew Johnson (about 500 feet away); Death of John Morgan (about 600 feet away); Winter Headquarters (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greeneville.
 
The Big Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
3. The Big Spring Marker
Markers on Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2012
4. Markers on Main Street
There are two markers at this location. The Big Spring marker is seen here in the cdenter of the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 906 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2. submitted on October 4, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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