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Franklin in Macon County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Nikwasi

 
 
Nikwasi Marker at the Mound image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, April 23, 2007
1. Nikwasi Marker at the Mound
Inscription.  This mound marks site of old Cherokee town, Nikwasi. A council of Sir Alexander Cuming with the Indians here lead to a treaty, 1730.
 
Erected 1993 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number Q-9.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyColonial EraMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1730.
 
Location. 35° 11.092′ N, 83° 22.401′ W. Marker is in Franklin, North Carolina, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (Business U.S. 441) and Nikwasi Lane, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin NC 28734, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nikwasi Mound (here, next to this marker); The North Carolina Bartram Trail (approx. half a mile away); William Bartram Naturalist (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Echoe (approx. half a mile away); Gem Mining (approx. half a mile away); Macon County Confederate Memorial
Nikwasi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2014
2. Nikwasi Marker
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(approx. half a mile away); Dixie Hall (approx. half a mile away); Thomas's Legion (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Nikwasi Marker with the mound in the background image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2014
3. Nikwasi Marker with the mound in the background
Nikwasi Markers with the mound in the background image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2014
4. Nikwasi Markers with the mound in the background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2007, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,120 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 1, 2007, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   2, 3, 4. submitted on July 19, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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