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Fort Adair

 
 
Fort Adair Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, June 27, 2010
1. Fort Adair Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1788, this fort was used as a depot of supplies for the Cumberland Guard, the militia organization which supplied armed protection for parties of emigrants to the Cumberland Settlements, later the town of Nashborough, now Nashville
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 24.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesMilitarySettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1788.
 
Location. 36° 1.578′ N, 83° 55.644′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on North Broadway Street (U.S. 441) 0.1 miles north of Adair Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4816 N Broadway St, Knoxville TN 37918, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Fort Adair (here, next to this marker); Mary Frances Housley (approx. ¼ mile away); Fountain City United Methodist Church
Fort Adair Marker and DAR Stone image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, July 3, 2010
2. Fort Adair Marker and DAR Stone
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(approx. ¾ mile away); Mr. Anderson's Log College (approx. 3.4 miles away); Knoxville National Cemetery (approx. 3½ miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 3½ miles away); Address by President Lincoln (approx. 3½ miles away); Old Gray Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
More about this marker. Adair Marker has been replaced by TN DOT following commercial Construction. June 17, 2016
 
Regarding Fort Adair. John Adair is buried nearby in Lynnhurst Cem on Adair Drive.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Curent Marker is in construction area.
Watch this site. Current marker is currently removed to storage by TN DOT while construction under going at this commercial site. Proposal is to relocate to nearby Adair Road in Lynnhurst Cemetery. Update will be provided when change is made. If I remember....
    — Submitted August 23, 2015, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee.

 
Additional keywords. John Adair
 
Fort Adair Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, June 18, 2016
3. Fort Adair Marker
Fort Adair Marker replaced after commercial Construction. Photo view looking North.
Fort Adair Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, April 8, 2016
4. Fort Adair Marker
Stone still present is DAR site of Fort Adair. Highway Marker for Fort Adair has not been replaced. Information was that TNDOT has marker in Storage. Unsure of when or where it will be restored.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 803 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on June 19, 2016, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. Photos:   1. submitted on June 27, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee.   2. submitted on July 4, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee.   3. submitted on June 19, 2016, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee.   4. submitted on April 16, 2016, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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