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

Newell's Station

 
 
Newell's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, July 7, 2010
1. Newell's Station Marker
Inscription.  Early fort established here, 1783 by settlers in Boyd's Creek Valley. Samuel Newell, Revolutionary Captain, was leader of the settlement. Sevier Co., state of Franklin, held its first court here. Also seat of government for the South-of-French-Broad-and-Holston people, 1789-1791. Their "Articles of Association" adopted here in 1789.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C 3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesSettlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 51.863′ N, 83° 44.827′ W. Marker is in Seymour, Tennessee, in Sevier County. Marker is on Chapman Highway (U.S. 441,) half a mile south of Boyd's Creek Highway (Tennessee Route TN 35), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11620 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
Newell's Station Stone image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, July 7, 2010
2. Newell's Station Stone
as the crow flies. The Great Indian War Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Knox County / Sevier County (approx. 3 miles away); Campbell Family Massacre (approx. 3˝ miles away); Greek Revival (approx. 3˝ miles away); Eusebia Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); McTeer's Fort (approx. 3.8 miles away); Steamboat Times on the French Broad (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Kelly Family Farm (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seymour.
 
More about this marker. There is also a Local Stone Marker nearby placed by the community of Seymour in 1986 during Tennessee Bicentennial.
 
Newell's Station Marker and Stone image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, July 7, 2010
3. Newell's Station Marker and Stone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,049 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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