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Hayesville in Clay County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Hembree

 
 
Fort Hembree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen Bell, March 31, 2011
1. Fort Hembree Marker
Inscription.  One of the forts where General Winfield Scott's United States Forces gathered the Cherokee before moving them west, stood 3/4 mi. N. W.
 
Erected 1939 by State Historical Commission. (Marker Number Q15.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, and the Trail of Tears series lists.
 
Location. 35° 2.745′ N, 83° 49.096′ W. Marker is in Hayesville, North Carolina, in Clay County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Hiawasee Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hayesville NC 28904, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory Our War Dead (a few steps from this marker); Historic Clay County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); George W. Truett (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quanassee Town and the Spikebuck Mound
Fort Hembree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen Bell, March 31, 2011
2. Fort Hembree Marker
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Trail of Tears (approx. 7.3 miles away); Towns County (approx. 7.6 miles away in Georgia); John C. Campbell Folk School (approx. 8.2 miles away); a different marker also named John C. Campbell Folk School (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hayesville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2011, by Stephen Bell of Biloxi, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,442 times since then and 162 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2011, by Stephen Bell of Biloxi, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 1, 2022