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Clarksville in Montgomery County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sevier Station

 
 
Sevier Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2015
1. Sevier Station Marker
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Inscription.  The site of this historic stone structure, in addition to nearby Fort Defiance and a large portion of present-day New Providence, encompasses a 640-acre Revolutionary land grant purchased by early Tennessee settler Valentine Sevier. Sevier founded a small frontier outpost on these bluffs, above the confluence of the Cumberland and Red Rivers, in c.1792. Structures in the settlement included living quarters as well as a blacksmith shop.

The site is further significant in Clarksville history as the location of the Atkinson house. Thomas Atkinson was a farmer, successful merchant, and developer of the short-lived town of Cumberland (present-day New Providence). In c. 1819, Atkinson built a two-story home, possibly utilizing this structure as a detached kitchen. The Atkinson house was demolished in 1988.
 
Erected 2013 by the Captain Wm. Edmiston Chapter D. A. R.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1792.
 
Location.
Sevier Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, March 10, 2021
2. Sevier Station Marker
The marker has weathered but is readable.
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36° 32.611′ N, 87° 22.453′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Tennessee, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Walker Street, 0.3 miles Providence Boulevard (Alternate U.S. 41), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 Walker Street, Clarksville TN 37042, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Valentine Sevier, Memorial (here, next to this marker); Valentine Sevier Station (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Defiance (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Defiance (about 700 feet away); Fort Defiance Interpretive Center (about 800 feet away); Bringing the War to Clarksville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Building Fort Sevier (Defiance) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forts Versus Ironclads (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Revisiting the Massacre at Sevier Station. (Submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Sevier Station site. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2015
3. Sevier Station site.
Sevier Station, memorial and marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2015
4. Sevier Station, memorial and marker.
Sevier Station image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2015
5. Sevier Station
Sevier Station Back Room image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, March 10, 2021
6. Sevier Station Back Room
Sevier Station Interior image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, March 10, 2021
7. Sevier Station Interior
Entrance to nearby Fort Defiance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 31, 2015
8. Entrance to nearby Fort Defiance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   6, 7. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   8. submitted on September 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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