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Murphy in Cherokee County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Butler

 
 
Fort Butler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Harry Gatzke, July 15, 2012
1. Fort Butler Marker
Inscription.  One of forts in which Gen. Winfield Scott gathered the Cherokee before moving them west in 1838. Stood ¼ mile southwest.
 
Erected 1957 by Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number Q-11.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Trail of Tears series list.
 
Location. 35° 5.036′ N, 84° 2.238′ W. Marker is in Murphy, North Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is on Hiawassee Street ¼ mile north of U.S. 64. Marker is just south of the fire station. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murphy NC 28906, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trail of Tears (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Murphy North Carolina Rail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Fort Butler (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nuya Saligugi (approx. 0.3 miles away); Water Powered 500 Pound Hammer (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cherokee War
View of marker looking south on Hiwassee Street from the Murphy Fire Department. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 20, 2016
2. View of marker looking south on Hiwassee Street from the Murphy Fire Department.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Cherokee Heritage Trails (approx. 0.3 miles away); Unicoi Turnpike Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murphy.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Fort Butler. (Submitted on October 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2012, by Harry Gatzke of Huntsville, Alabama. This page has been viewed 537 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 29, 2012, by Harry Gatzke of Huntsville, Alabama.   2. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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