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Mt Carmel in Hawkins County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gov. McMinn’s Home

 
 
Gov. McMinn’s Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
1. Gov. McMinn’s Home Marker
Inscription. Near here was the site of “New Market,” home of Joseph McMinn, Revolutionary veteran, governor of Tennessee, 1815–1821, and Indian agent for the Cherokee from 1822 to his death near Calhoun, on Hiwassee River, in 1824. He is buried there.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1B-13.)
 
Location. 36° 32.834′ N, 82° 38.972′ W. Marker is in Mt Carmel, Tennessee, in Hawkins County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 11W and Independence Avenue, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 11W. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Carmel TN 37645, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Settlers (approx. one mile away); Battle of Kingsport (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Kingsport (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Boat Yard (approx. 3.1 miles away); Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail (approx. 3.1 miles away); Flatboat "Adventure" December 22, 1779 (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Great Indian War Path (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Long Island of the Holston (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry for Joseph McMinn
Gov. McMinn’s Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
2. Gov. McMinn’s Home Marker
. “While governor, McMinn concentrated on peaceful relationships with Native Americans in order to ease the way for more white settlement, particularly to the west. The Chickasaw Purchase Treaty, or Western Purchase, in which most of what is now West Tennessee was acquired, was accomplished during his tenure as governor. Fourteen new counties were created. The Calhoun Treaty (or Hiwassee Purchase), in which the United States acquired a portion of southeastern Tennessee, was also negotiated during his tenure.” (Submitted on June 13, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Joseph McMinn (1758-1824), Governor of Tennessee image. Click for full size.
Oil by Rembrandt Peale, 1796
3. Joseph McMinn (1758-1824), Governor of Tennessee
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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