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Near Morristown in Hamblen County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Panther Springs

 
 
Panther Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, March 6, 2010
1. Panther Springs Marker
Inscription.  ½ mile along the Old Stage Road, a thriving pioneer community grew up around the enormous spring at which one Col. Bradley killed a panther. Panther Springs Academy was here. Tate's Store, also the post office, was the meeting place for the commissioners who created Hamblen County. In the spring are remains of an Indian mill.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1B 37.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural FeaturesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 11.128′ N, 83° 22.448′ W. Marker is near Morristown, Tennessee, in Hamblen County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Highway 11-E (U.S. 11E) and Panther Creek Road, on the right when traveling south on Old Highway 11-E. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morristown TN 37814, 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. Melville Milton Murrell (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dewitt Clinton Senter
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(approx. 1˝ miles away); Watkins-Witt House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Welcome to the Overlook at Panther Creek State Park (approx. 3.2 miles away); Hamblen County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); Hamblen County Korean War Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); Hamblen County POW/MIA Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); Hamblen County Courthouse (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morristown.
 
Panther Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, March 11, 2017
2. Panther Springs Marker
Panther Springs image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, March 11, 2017
3. Panther Springs
Panther Springs image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, March 11, 2017
4. Panther Springs
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2010, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 2,055 times since then and 219 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 10, 2010, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   2, 3, 4. submitted on March 11, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. • Photo of Indian mill at springs. • Can you help?

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