Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Elizabethton in Carter County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Transylvania Purchase

 
 
Transylvania Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 17, 2011
1. Transylvania Purchase Marker
Inscription.  In this valley, March 17, 1775, the Transylvania Company, led by Richard Henderson, John Williams and Nathaniel Hart, bought from the Cherokee, led by Chief Oconostota, all the lands between the Kentucky and Cumberland Rivers. Over 20 million acres sold for 2000 Pounds Sterling and goods worth 8000 Pounds.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 52.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 20.621′ N, 82° 15.021′ W. Marker is in Elizabethton, Tennessee, in Carter County. Marker is on West Elk Avenue (U.S. 321) west of Franklin Club Drive, on the right when traveling west. The marker is on the edge of the Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1651 West Elk Avenue, Elizabethton TN 37643, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Watauga Fort (here, next to this marker); Watauga Purchase
Wide view of the Transylvania Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 17, 2011
2. Wide view of the Transylvania Purchase Marker
The marker stands to the right of the Watauga Fort marker on the grounds of the Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area.
(a few steps from this marker); Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga (within shouting distance of this marker); Valentine Sevier, "The Immigrant" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bemberg Station / Port Rayon (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bemberg Water Tower (approx. 0.7 miles away); Green Hill Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethton.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the marker shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Transylvania Purchase | Entries | Tennessee Encyclopedia. (Submitted on September 15, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. North Carolina History Project : Watauga Association. (Submitted on September 15, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 912 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
Paid Advertisement
Oct. 27, 2020