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Seymour in Sevier County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Great Indian War Trail

 
 
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By Donald Raby, July 18, 2007
1. The Great Indian War Trail marker
Inscription.  A branch of the Great Indian War & Trading Path came up the valley of this creek, named for a Virginia trader killed by Indians in 1775. Col. William Christian's punitive expedition used it in 1776, crossing the French Broad River. John Sevier broke the Indian resistance at Cedar Springs in 1780. First settlers came in 1783.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C 12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationHeroesNative AmericansNatural FeaturesRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
 
Location. 35° 51.712′ N, 83° 44.569′ W. Marker is in Seymour, Tennessee, in Sevier County. Marker is on Chapman Highway (U.S. 441) 2 miles south of 411 and 441 (U.S. 411). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11804 Chapman Highway, Seymour TN 37865, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newell's Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Knox County / Sevier County
The Great Indian War Trail marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, July 18, 2007
2. The Great Indian War Trail marker
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(approx. 3.3 miles away); Campbell Family Massacre (approx. 3.6 miles away); Eusebia Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Greek Revival (approx. 3.8 miles away); McTeer's Fort (approx. 3.9 miles away); Battle of Boyd's Creek (approx. 5.1 miles away); Steamboat Times on the French Broad (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seymour.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,226 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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