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Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cavett's Station

 
 
Cavett's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, January 8, 2021
1. Cavett's Station Marker
Inscription.  About ½ mile north was this early fortified settlement. Here on Sept 25, 1793, Alexander Cavett and 12 other settlers were massacred by a Cherokee war party under Doublehead, one of the more savage chiefs of the tribe.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 31.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 25, 1793.
 
Location. 35° 55.389′ N, 84° 3.515′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Kingston Pike (U.S. 11 70) and Kingston Pike and Gallaher View Rd, on the right when traveling east on Kingston Pike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8375 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN 37919, 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. Fallen Military Heroes of Bearden High (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Grateful Memory to the Defenders of Cavett Blockhouse
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By Tom Bosse, February 11, 2017
2. Cavett's Station Marker
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(approx. ¾ mile away); States View (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Baker-Peters-Rogers House (approx. 1½ miles away); Ball Camp (approx. 1.8 miles away); Robert Reynolds (approx. 2.8 miles away); Herbert H. Hoover (approx. 4 miles away); Byington (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Also see . . .  Doublehead, A Cherokee Traitor. (Submitted on February 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Old Mars Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 7, 2017
3. Old Mars Hill Cemetery
The cemetery is located on the site of what was once the Alexander Cavett blockhouse, also known as Cavett’s Station.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,938 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 14, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   2. submitted on February 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   3. submitted on October 29, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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