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Tellico Plains in Monroe County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Loudoun Massacre

 
 
Fort Loudoun Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, November 13, 2011
1. Fort Loudoun Massacre Marker
Inscription.  Four miles N.E., at junction Cane Creek, Tellico River, Fort Loudoun’s Garrison, which had surrendered to Attakullakulla and other Cherokee chiefs, was betrayed Aug. 9, 1760 - while returning under safe conduct to Charleston. 25 were killed; 200 enslaved, and later ransomed by the Colonial Government.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1F 14.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts or CastlesNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 22.027′ N, 84° 17.98′ W. Marker is in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Cherohala Skyway (Tennessee Route 165) and Hunt Street, on the right when traveling west on Cherohala Skyway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 Cherohala Skyway, Tellico Plains TN 37385, 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. Boyhood Home of Ray H. Jenkins (here, next to this marker); The Tennessee Overhill Experience
Fort Loudoun Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, October 11, 2012
2. Fort Loudoun Massacre Marker
Fort Loudon Massacre marker and Boyhood Home of Ray H Jenkins marker are side by side.
(a few steps from this marker); Cherokee Heritage Trails (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tellico Iron Works (about 700 feet away); Scott Mansion (approx. 1.4 miles away); Early Gold Mining (approx. 7˝ miles away); Unicoi Turnpike Trail (approx. 7˝ miles away); Coker Creek (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tellico Plains.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,125 times since then and 134 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 16, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia.   2. submitted on October 12, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Oct. 29, 2020