Near Surgoinsville in Hawkins County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
About two miles southwest, about 1784, young Joab Mitchell, who had successfully made the trip to the North Fork of the Holston bringing salt for the besieged garrison at Big Creek Fort, was ambushed and mortally wounded by Indians. Beating them off, he galloped his horse to the fort, where he died.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1B 24.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1784.
Location. 36° 27.767′ N, 82° 54.133′ W. Marker is near Surgoinsville, Tennessee, in Hawkins County. Marker is at the intersection of Rogersville Highway (Tennessee Route 346) and Bear Hollow Road, on the right when traveling south on Rogersville Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Surgoinsville TN 37873, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Gibbons (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fighting in Hawkins County (approx. Michael Looney (approx. 4 miles away); The Hickory Cove (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Battle of Big Creek (approx. 4.1 miles away); New Providence Church (approx. 5 miles away); Maxwell Academy (approx. 5 miles away); Hawkins County Milestone (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Surgoinsville.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.