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Near Blairsville in Union County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Davenport Mountain

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Davenport Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
1. Davenport Mountain Marker
Inscription.  Davenport Mountain in view to the east was named for John Davenport who came to this section in 1838. He built his 40 foot long log house ½ mi. to the east, over the peak of the mountain. It survived until removed in 1942 to make way for Nottely Lake.

William Poteet came to this section about the same time and settled near the junction of Camp Creek and Nottely River. William and Hosea Thomas took up homesteads at the west about 7 years later. George Loudermilk built his home on Camp Creek.

Thomas Lance, another pioneer, settled 4 mi. west at the foot of Lance Mountain.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 144-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 34° 56.431′ N, 84° 6.744′ W. Marker is near Blairsville, Georgia, in Union County. Marker is on Nottely Dam Road (Georgia
Davenport Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
2. Davenport Mountain Marker
Looking north on Nottely Dam Road (toward the dam)
Route 325) 0 miles north of Sunset Trail, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4394 Nottely Dam Road, Blairsville GA 30512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Carolina / Georgia (approx. 5 miles away in North Carolina); Union County (approx. 9.8 miles away); Site of Fort Butler (approx. 10.6 miles away in North Carolina); Fort Butler (approx. 10.8 miles away in North Carolina); Trail of Tears (approx. 10.9 miles away in North Carolina); Murphy North Carolina Rail (approx. 10.9 miles away in North Carolina); Nuya Saligugi (approx. 11.1 miles away in North Carolina); Water Powered 500 Pound Hammer (approx. 11.1 miles away in North Carolina).
 
Davenport Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
3. Davenport Mountain Marker
Looking south on Nottely Dam Road, toward Blairsville
Davenport Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
4. Davenport Mountain Marker
Looking east toward Davenport Mountain -- the marker is in the trees to the left.
Davenport Mountain image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 3, 2010
5. Davenport Mountain
The home where the marker is located can be seen in the lower right of the photograph.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,186 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 14, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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