“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Ball Camp

Ball Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, January 8, 2021
1. Ball Camp Marker
Inscription.  About 3 miles NW, on Plumb Creek, Nicholas Ball, trapper and Long Hunter, established a camp which was used by westbound emigrants. Several years after founding this camp he was killed by Indians near Wells Station, Dec 23 1793.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 32.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationForts and CastlesIndustry & CommerceNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 23, 1737.
Location. 35° 54.676′ N, 84° 5.272′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Kingston Pike (U.S. 11, 70) and Cedar Bluff Road and Kingston Pike, on the right when traveling east on Kingston Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville TN 37923, 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. The Baker-Peters-Rogers House (approx. 0.3 miles away); States View
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(approx. half a mile away); Cavett's Station (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fallen Military Heroes of Bearden High (approx. 1.9 miles away); In Grateful Memory to the Defenders of Cavett Blockhouse (approx. 2.3 miles away); Admiral Farragut's Birthplace (approx. 4 miles away); David Glasgow Farragut (approx. 4.1 miles away); Battle of Campbell's Station (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
Ball Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Donald Raby, July 4, 2010
2. Ball Camp Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 2,957 times since then and 124 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 14, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   2. submitted on July 4, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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