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Near Parrottsville in Cocke County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Swaggerty Fort

 
 
Swaggerty Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, February 28, 2010
1. Swaggerty Fort Marker
Inscription.  This fort, one of only two known remaining blockhouses in Tennessee, was built about 1787 by James Swaggerty for protection from the Indians. Located on land of his Uncle Abraham Swaggerty, it consists of three levels. The cantilevered structure was built over a stream which provided water supply.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C 64.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1787.
 
Location. 36° 0.841′ N, 83° 4.212′ W. Marker is near Parrottsville, Tennessee, in Cocke County. Marker is on U.S. 321, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located west of Parrottsville, Tennessee. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parrottsville TN 37843, 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. Johnson's Parrottsville Slaves (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Hanging of Peter Reece (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Cross
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(approx. 7 miles away); The Warford (approx. 7 miles away); Swinging Bridge (approx. 7 miles away); Cocke County War Memorial (approx. 7.2 miles away); City Hall (approx. 7.2 miles away); Cocke County Veterans Monument (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parrottsville.
 
Swaggerty Fort image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, February 28, 2010
2. Swaggerty Fort
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2010, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,745 times since then and 42 times this year. Last updated on December 12, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 6, 2010, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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