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Rocky Top in Anderson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Anderson

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, March 4, 2017
1. Fort Anderson Marker
Inscription. The Tennessee National Guard built Fort Anderson on Militia Hill in 1892 to restore order during the Coal Creek War. The fort is located off Vowell Mountain Road, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

According to the Tennessee Blue Book, A History of Tennessee, "Violence in the coal fields peaked during the summer of 1892, when state militia fought pitched battles with armed miners, arrested over 500 of them, and killed 27. The miner uprisings prodded the General Assembly to end convict leasing, making Tennessee one of the first Southern states to get rid of the system."
 
Erected by Coal Creek Watershed Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Coal Creek Watershed marker series.
 
Location. 36° 12.883′ N, 84° 10.017′ W. Marker is in Rocky Top, Tennessee, in Anderson County. Marker is at the intersection of Beech Grove Road and Vowell Mountain Lane, on the left when traveling north on Beech Grove Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake City TN 37769, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ghosts of Convict Miners (here, next to this marker); Why Miners Fought (here, next to this marker);

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By Tom Bosse, March 4, 2017
2. Fort Anderson Marker
Coal Creek War (here, next to this marker); Convict Lease System (here, next to this marker); Militia Hill (here, next to this marker); Breastworks (here, next to this marker); American Chestnuts (here, next to this marker); Fire on Coal Creek (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rocky Top.
 
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By Tom Bosse
3. Fort Anderson
Harpers Weekly Magazine drawing from the time of the Coal Creek War showing site of Ft. Anderson on Militia Hill.
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By Tom Bosse
4. Fort Anderson
Photo of cannon on Militia Hill during Coal Creek War.
Fort Anderson on Militia Hill image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, March 4, 2017
5. Fort Anderson on Militia Hill
Cannon overlooking Rocky Top (formerly Coal Creek / Lake City), Tennessee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 269 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 11, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   5. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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