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

Fort Loudon

 
 
Fort Loudon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 26, 2014
1. Fort Loudon Marker
Inscription.  One mile east is a replica of this fort, built 1756-57 by South Carolina provincial troops to check the French and strengthen the English influence in the Mississippi Valley. It was besieged by the Cherokee and surrendered August 7, 1760.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1F 5.)
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1760.
 
Location. 35° 35.184′ N, 84° 13.386′ W. Marker is in Vonore, Tennessee, in Monroe County. Memorial is on Tennessee Route 360. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Overhill Fur & Hide Trade (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cherokee Heritage Trails (approx. 0.6 miles away); Unicoi Turnpike Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cherokee Villages (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sequoyah
Fort Loudon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 26, 2014
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Welcome to Fort Loudoun State Historic Area (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Unicoi Turnpike Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Loudoun (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vonore.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 29, 2022