“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Townsend in Blount County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

John Mitchel

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September 28, 2010
1. John Mitchel Marker
Inscription.  This Irish patriot, exiled from his homeland for revolutionary newspaper activities, settled in the cove about two miles from here in 1855. After a short stay he moved to Knoxville. The rest of his life was taken up with lecture tours and newspaper work.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 13.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsEducationPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
Location. 35° 40.769′ N, 83° 44.009′ W. Marker is in Townsend, Tennessee, in Blount County. Marker is on Wears Valley Road (U.S. 321) just north of Lamar Alexander Parkway (U.S. 321), on the right when traveling north. The marker is located approximately 100 yds north of US Hwy 321, Lamar Alexander Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Townsend TN 37882, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Little River Lumber Company (approx. 1.1 miles away); Tuckaleechee Villages
John Mitchel Marker image. Click for full size.
September 28, 2010
2. John Mitchel Marker
(approx. 3 miles away); Gamble's Station (approx. 5.8 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 7.2 miles away); Laurel Falls Trail (approx. 8.6 miles away); An Early Mountain Community (approx. 9 miles away); Campbell Family Massacre (approx. 10.8 miles away); McTeer's Fort (approx. 11.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Townsend.
Also see . . .  John Mitchel - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 23, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
John Mitchel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 22, 2012
3. John Mitchel Marker
Looking north on Wears Valley Rd/Inez Burns Pkwy (US321). Little River bridge in background.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2010. This page has been viewed 829 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on June 26, 2012. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2010.   3. submitted on June 26, 2012, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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