Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Commemorating the Treaty of Holston
Erected 1908 by Sons of the Revolution.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Peace • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1791.
Location. 35° 57.668′ N, 83° 54.966′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on South Gay Street, on the left when traveling south. It is in the yard of the Criminal Court Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 965 South Gay St, Knoxville TN 37902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrew Johnson Office Plaza (a few steps from this marker); Knoxville (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Charles T. McMillan II (within shouting distance of this marker); Roy Acuff & Hank Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Sarah Hawkins (within shouting distance Governor John Sevier (within shouting distance of this marker); Katherine Sherrill Sevier (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of First Block House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
Regarding Commemorating the Treaty of Holston. This treaty mentions the following:
-Establishment of perpetual peace and friendship between the two nations.
-Cherokees acknowledge protection of United States.
-Prisoners of war to be restored.
-Boundaries established between the Cherokee Nation and the United States.
-Stipulation of a road by the United States.
-United States to regulate trade.
-Guarantees by the United States that the lands of the Cherokee Nation have not been ceded to the United States.
-No U.S. citizens may settle within the Cherokee Nation.
-No U.S. citizens may hunt within the Cherokee Nation.
-Cherokees must deliver up criminals to the United States.
-U.S. citizens committing crimes within the Cherokee Nation are to be punished.
-Retaliation restrained by both nations.
-Cherokees to give notice of pending attacks
-United States to make presents to the Cherokees for the promotion of having the Cherokees take up an agrarian culture.
-Both nations to cease any animosities held against each other.
An addendum to treaty was signed by Henry Knox, Secretary of War, representing the United States and representatives of the Cherokee Nation on February 17, 1792, and proclaimed on the same day, which increased the annuities paid by the United States to the Cherokee Nation. —information from Wikipedia.com
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,058 times since then and 70 times this year. Last updated on March 4, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. Photos: 1. submitted on February 14, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. 2. submitted on December 10, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.