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Near Dandridge in Jefferson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Samuel McSpadden

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, January 17, 2015
1. Samuel McSpadden Marker
Inscription.  Samuel McSpadden, powdermaker and Revolutionary War veteran, built this house in 1804, and died here on August 3, 1844. From a crude powdermill located 1/4 mile north he sent flatboats loaded with gunpowder to New Orleans, where General Andrew Jackson used it in the Battle of New Orleans, the last major battle of the War of 1812.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C47.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1804.
 
Location. 35° 58.215′ N, 83° 30.472′ W. Marker is near Dandridge, Tennessee, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Tennessee Route 139, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1541 State Route 139, Dandridge TN 37725, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dumplin Creek Treaty (approx. 5.7 miles away); Dandridge (approx. 5.7 miles
Samuel McSpadden Marker & Home image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, January 17, 2015
2. Samuel McSpadden Marker & Home
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away); J. C. Turnley's Mill Place Grindstone (approx. 6 miles away); Battle of Dandridge (approx. 6.1 miles away); Attack on Dandridge (approx. 6.1 miles away); Blant’s Hill (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Dike That Saved Dandridge (approx. 6.1 miles away); Henry's Station (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dandridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 85 times this year. Last updated on January 22, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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