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

Nicholas Gibbs Homestead

 
 
Nicholas Gibbs Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, July 12, 2010
1. Nicholas Gibbs Homestead Marker
Inscription.  Nicholas Gibbs, a prominent Knox County Pioneer homesteaded 450 acres here in 1792 and built this hewed log house approximately one year later. It remained in the Gibbs family until 1971. The Nicholas Gibbs Historical Society purchased the house in 1986. It was the boyhood home of three War of 1812 soldiers, one of whom, Capt. Nicholas Gibbs Jr. gave his life at Horseshoe Bend.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 107.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksNotable BuildingsSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 7.437′ N, 83° 50.637′ W. Marker is in Corryton, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on Emory Rd (Tennessee Route 331) one mile east of Tazewell Pike, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corryton TN 37721, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nicholas Gibbs (approx. 0.8 miles
Nicholas Gibbs Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, July 12, 2010
2. Nicholas Gibbs Homestead Marker
away); George Mann (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sawyer's Fort (approx. 5.4 miles away); Norris Freeway (approx. 5.8 miles away); Racoon Valley (approx. 7.2 miles away); Fountain City United Methodist Church (approx. 7.9 miles away); Emory Road (approx. 8 miles away); Wilson Park (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corryton.
 
Nicholas Gibbs Homestead view from Road image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, July 12, 2010
3. Nicholas Gibbs Homestead view from Road
Nicholas Gibbs Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, July 12, 2010
4. Nicholas Gibbs Homestead Marker
Nicholas Gibbs Homestead image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, July 14, 2010
5. Nicholas Gibbs Homestead
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,745 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 12, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee.   5. submitted on July 14, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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