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Near Knoxville in Blount County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

James Gillespy's Fort

 
 
James Gillespy's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 11, 2015
1. James Gillespy's Fort Marker
Inscription.  

About 2 miles northeast. Attacked Oct. 13, 1788, by 300 Indians under John Watts, the half breed. Defenders held out until ammunition was exhausted. 28 were taken prisoner; 17 slaughtered and bodies burned. Thereafter the locality was called the Burnt Station.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 18.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 13, 1788.
 
Location. 35° 48.723′ N, 83° 58.992′ W. Marker is near Knoxville, Tennessee, in Blount County. Marker is at the intersection of Alcoa highway (Tennessee Route 129) and Cusick Road, on the right when traveling north on Alcoa highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alcoa TN 37701, 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. Springbrook Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Springbrook School (approx. one mile away); Early Alcoa High School Athletics
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(approx. one mile away); Hultquist and Chandler Homes (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hunt Field (approx. 1.2 miles away); Springbrook Pool (approx. 1.3 miles away); Nicely's Grocery Store (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Duck Pond and Lily Pond (approx. 1˝ miles away).
 
James Gillespy's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, September 11, 2015
2. James Gillespy's Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 822 times since then and 150 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 8, 2023