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John Sevier Farmstead

 
 
John Sevier Farmstead Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, November 23, 2007
1. John Sevier Farmstead Marker
Inscription.  Marble Springs was the farmstead of John Sevier. Tennessee’s first governor (1796–1801 and 1803–1809). While Sevier used the farm as a retreat where he entertained guests, it was originally a frontier station used by immigrants on the trace from the mouth of the French Broad to the lower settlements of Nine Mile and Pistol Creeks.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E-80.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1801.
 
Location. 35° 53.966′ N, 83° 52.35′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on Governor John Sevier Highway (Tennessee Route 168) east of Neubert Springs Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1220 W Gov John Sevier Hwy, Knoxville TN 37920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
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. Sultana Monument (approx. 3.6 miles away); Fort Dickerson (approx. 3.9 miles away); Back Door to Knoxville (approx. 3.9 miles away); Fort Higley (approx. 4 miles away); Forts Dickerson and Stanley (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Dickerson (approx. 4.2 miles away); Civil War Knoxville (approx. 4.2 miles away); Fort Dickerson 1863–64 (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, November 23, 2007
2. Memorial
Site of Plantation of John Sevier This Memorial is built of the stones from the old chimney by Bonny Kate Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1926
John Sevier Farmstead Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, November 23, 2007
3. John Sevier Farmstead Marker
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior
John Sevier Farmstead image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, November 23, 2007
4. John Sevier Farmstead
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,703 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on January 10, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 28, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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