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

Nicholas Gibbs

 
 
Nicholas Gibbs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, July 14, 2010
1. Nicholas Gibbs Marker
Inscription.  Born in Germany in 1733, he served in the French and Indian War, later in the Revolution. He took up a homestead of 450 acres here in 1792 and built the log cabin which stands about 1/2 mile east. A member of Knox County's first court, he died in 1817 and is buried on the hill 50 yards north.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 41.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 7.241′ N, 83° 51.448′ W. Marker is in Corryton, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on Emory Road (Tennessee Route 331) ¼ mile west of Tazewell Pike (Tennessee Route 131), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7412 Emory Road, 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 Homestead (approx. 0.8 miles away); George Mann
Nicholas Gibbs Marker Scene image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, July 14, 2010
2. Nicholas Gibbs Marker Scene
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Norris Freeway (approx. 5 miles away); Sawyer's Fort (approx. 6.2 miles away); Fountain City United Methodist Church (approx. 7.2 miles away); Racoon Valley (approx. 7½ miles away); Site of Fort Adair (approx. 7.6 miles away); Fort Adair (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corryton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,032 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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