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Reliance in Polk County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Halfway House

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, May 29, 2010
1. The Halfway House Marker
Inscription. From the construction of the "Copper Road" from Ducktown to Cleveland in 1853 until the coming of a railroad to Ducktown, this was the midpoint of the two-day wagon haul. Wagoners camped near the inn at the mouth of Greasy Creek. Four-mule teams were usual, but teams of six or eight were occasional. The load limit was 500 pounds of copper per animal in the team.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 51.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 35° 6.704′ N, 84° 34.3′ W. Marker is in Reliance, Tennessee, in Polk County. Marker is on U.S. 64, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reliance TN 37369, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nancy Ward (approx. 7.1 miles away); a different marker also named Nancy Ward (approx. 7.1 miles away); McNair's Stand (approx. 11.8 miles away); Hiwassee Mine (approx. 12.1 miles away); The Tennessee Overhill Experience
The Halfway House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 29, 2010
2. The Halfway House Marker
(approx. 12.1 miles away); Discovery of Copper (approx. 12.2 miles away); Old Federal Road (approx. 12.9 miles away in Georgia); The Madden Branch Massacre: Anti-Confederate activity in North Georgia (approx. 14.3 miles away in Georgia).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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