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Petersburg in Lincoln County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

King's Mountain Messenger

 
 
King's Mountain Messenger Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen D Surowitz, June 4, 2010
1. King's Mountain Messenger Marker
Inscription.  About four miles northeast is buried Joseph Greer, son of Andrew Greer, an early member of the Watauga Settlement in East Tennessee. After fighting at King's Mountain, he made a rapid overland trip to Philadelphia, where he officially reported the American victory to the Continental Congress.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3G 15.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 19.192′ N, 86° 38.231′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Tennessee, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Petersburg Square, in the median. The marker is in the center of the knoll. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Southside Square, Petersburg TN 37144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Petersburg Colored Elementary School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln County / Marshall County (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Kings Mountain Messenger
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(approx. 2.7 miles away); John Medearis (approx. 4˝ miles away); J. C. Tate General Merchandise Store (approx. 7.8 miles away); Jake Donelson (approx. 11.9 miles away); Cornersville Methodist Episcopal Church, South (approx. 11.9 miles away); St. Paul AME Church (approx. 12 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
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1. Joseph Greer. Revolutionary War Hero. Known as "The Messenger of King's Mountain" his dangerous six hundred mile trip from South Carolina to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to report that the Patriot's won a surprising victory over at King's Mountain recharged a discouraged Continental Congress and has been recognize by some historians as the turning point in America's bid for independence. (Submitted on July 17, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 

2. Watauga Association. Since no copy of the Articles of the Watauga Association has ever been found, most of what is known about it comes from other sources, primarily the 1776 Petition of the Inhabitants of the Washington District, commonly called the "Watauga Petition," in which the Wataugans requested annexation by North Carolina. (Submitted on July 17, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
King's Mountain Messenger Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 15, 2020
2. King's Mountain Messenger Marker
 
 
Joseph Greer grave site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 15, 2020
3. Joseph Greer grave site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2010, by Stephen D Surowitz of Petersburg, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,378 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 5, 2010, by Stephen D Surowitz of Petersburg, Tennessee.   2, 3. submitted on March 17, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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