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Benton in Polk County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Nancy Ward

 
 
Nancy Ward Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, January 5, 2015
1. Nancy Ward Marker
Inscription.  High priestess of the Cherokee and always loyal friend of white settlers, is buried on the ridge to the west. She repeatedly prevented massacres of white settlers and several times rescued captives from death at the hands of her people. She is also credited with the introduction of milk cows and many improvements in homemaking into the Cherokee economy.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A10.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraNative AmericansWomen. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 9.87′ N, 84° 40.733′ W. Marker is in Benton, Tennessee, in Polk County. It is in . Marker is on Old Tennessee Route 411, half a mile north of Hwy 411, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at Nancy Ward Gravesite State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Benton TN 37307, 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
Nancy Ward Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Fletcher, June 25, 2016
2. Nancy Ward Marker
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. A different marker also named Nancy Ward (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bear Lawson Bridge (approx. 1½ miles away); Civil War in Polk County (approx. 1.6 miles away); Polk County World Wars Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Polk County Veterans Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); Polk County Confederate Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); Historic Benton Station (approx. 1.6 miles away); Ocoee No. 1 (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Benton.
 
Also see . . .  Nancy Ward - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 8, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Nancy Ward Grave Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, January 5, 2015
3. Nancy Ward Grave Site
Nancy Ward Marker on Right image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, January 5, 2015
4. Nancy Ward Marker on Right
Nancy Ward Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Fletcher, June 25, 2016
5. Nancy Ward Marker
Nancy Ward Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Fletcher, June 25, 2016
6. Nancy Ward Marker
Nancy Ward Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, May 31, 2010
7. Nancy Ward Marker
Burial Site of Nancy Ward image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, January 5, 2015
8. Burial Site of Nancy Ward
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,075 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 7, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   2. submitted on March 21, 2017, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on January 7, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   5, 6. submitted on March 21, 2017, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   7. submitted on September 4, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   8. submitted on January 7, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 29, 2023