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Cleveland in Bradley County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Col. Benjamin Cleveland

1738-1806

 
 
Col. Benjamin Cleveland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 27, 2017
1. Col. Benjamin Cleveland Marker
Inscription. Benjamin Cleveland was born in Virginia, later served in the North Carolina House of Commons and led the Wilkes County militia at the Battle of Kings' Mountain on October 7, 1780. This battle was considered a turning point of the American Revolution in the South. On January 20, 1838 the Tennessee State legislature designated the settlement at Taylor's Place as the county seat of Bradley County and named it Cleveland in honor of Col. Benjamin Cleveland.
 
Erected 2013 by Col. Benj. Cleveland Chapter TNSSAR.
 
Location. 35° 9.508′ N, 84° 52.36′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Tennessee, in Bradley County. Marker is on 1st Street Northeast, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland TN 37311, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cleveland During the Civil War (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oak Grove Male Academy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lee College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cooper Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); "Chief Jack" Walker
Col. Benjamin Cleveland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 27, 2017
2. Col. Benjamin Cleveland Marker
(approx. 3.2 miles away); Charleston on the Hiwassee (approx. 10.8 miles away); Nancy Ward (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
Also see . . .  Cleveland, Benjamin. (Submitted on September 4, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Col. Benjamin Cleveland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 27, 2017
3. Col. Benjamin Cleveland Marker
Col. Benjamin Cleveland image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, March 14, 2012
4. Col. Benjamin Cleveland
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 4, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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