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

Tenasee Cherokee Village

 
 
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By Cory Mills, March 24, 2012
1. Tenasee Cherokee Village Marker
Inscription.  Near here on the bank of the now-flooded Little Tennessee River was the Cherokee Indian village of Tenasee. Probably established in the 17th century, by 1753 it had been overshadowed by Chota, the principal political center during the latter half of the 18th century. Lt. Timberlake's 1762 map of this area gives the spelling of the village at Tennessee -- the first known use of our state's name in its current form.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1F 36.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 31.976′ N, 84° 6.313′ W. Marker is in Vonore, Tennessee, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Citico Road and Smokey Branch Road, on the left when traveling east on Citico Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vonore TN 37885, 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. Chilhowee (approx. 6.2 miles away); Cherokee Heritage Trails (approx.
Tenasee Cherokee Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cory Mills, March 24, 2012
2. Tenasee Cherokee Village Marker
7 miles away); Unicoi Turnpike Trail (approx. 7 miles away); The Tennessee Overhill Experience-From Furs to Factories (approx. 7 miles away); Fort Loudon (approx. 7.1 miles away); Fort Loudoun (approx. 7.1 miles away); Welcome to Fort Loudoun State Historic Area (approx. 7.2 miles away); a different marker also named Unicoi Turnpike Trail (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vonore.
 
Tenasee Cherokee Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cory Mills, March 24, 2012
3. Tenasee Cherokee Village Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2012, by Cory Mills of Madisonville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 579 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on March 28, 2012, by Cory Mills of Madisonville, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2012, by Cory Mills of Madisonville, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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