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

Welcome to Fort Loudoun State Historic Area

Fort Loudoun (1756-1760)

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 26, 2014
1. Welcome to Fort Loudoun State Historic Area Marker
Inscription.  Fort Loudoun played a significant role in helping Great Britain secure the trans-Appalachian region from France during the Seven Years War, or as it is known in America, the French and Indian War. As the first planned British fort in the "Overhill" country, Fort Loudoun, for a while helped ally the powerful Cherokee Nation to the English cause and block further French penetration of the area from the west.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesWar, French and Indian.
 
Location. 35° 35.748′ N, 84° 12.384′ W. Marker is in Vonore, Tennessee, in Monroe County. Marker is on Fort Loudon Road. 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. Unicoi Turnpike Trail (here, next to this marker); Fort Loudoun (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Loudon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tellico Blockhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Loudon (approx.
Welcome to Fort Loudoun State Historic Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2014
2. Welcome to Fort Loudoun State Historic Area Marker
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1.1 miles away); Cherokee Heritage Trails (approx. 1.2 miles away); Overhill Fur & Hide Trade (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Unicoi Turnpike Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vonore.
 
Inside the Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2014
3. Inside the Visitor Center
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By Don Morfe, April 26, 2014
4. Inside the Visitor Center
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By Don Morfe, April 26, 2014
5. Inside the Visitor Center
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By Don Morfe, April 26, 2014
6. Inside the Visitor Center
Inside the Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2014
7. Inside the Visitor Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 16, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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