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

Camp Blount

 
 
Camp Blount Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 12, 2010
1. Camp Blount Marker
Inscription.  Here in October, 1813, Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson mobilized from the Tennessee militia a mounted brigade, an artillery company and an infantry division, about 3500 men, for punitive operations in Mississippi territory, now Alabama. Brig. Gen. John Coffee commanded the mounted troops; Brig. Gens. Hall and Roberts the infantry brigades.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3G 11.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1813.
 
Location. 35° 8.483′ N, 86° 34.1′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, Tennessee, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Huntsville Highway (U.S. 231/431) 0.1 miles south of Wilson Parkway/Thornton Taylor Parkway (Bypass U.S. 64), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville TN 37334, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stone Arch Bridge (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trail of Tears Bell Removal Route
Camp Blount Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 12, 2010
2. Camp Blount Marker
Looking North. Marker is on the right near the traffic signal sign.
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Fayetteville Stone Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fayetteville Calaboose Door (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fayetteville Stone Bridge (Scale Replica) (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Blount (approx. 0.4 miles away); Andrew Jackson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bell's Route Trail of Tears (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
Camp Blount Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 12, 2010
3. Camp Blount Marker
Camp Blount Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 12, 2010
4. Camp Blount Marker
Camp Blount was in the area of the cornfield seen here and to the south along the Elk River (behind the trees in the background).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 924 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 12, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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