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Near Seymour in Blount County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

McTeer's Fort

 
 
McTeer's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 27, 2017
1. McTeer's Fort Marker
Inscription. One mile south, near a large spring, Robert McTeer built a fort and mill in 1784. A branch of the Great War and Trading Path passed nearby. Reportedly, the first school in what later became Blount County was held here; it was also the first polling place.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 22.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 35° 49.812′ N, 83° 48.074′ W. Marker is near Seymour, Tennessee, in Blount County. Marker is on Sevierville Road (Tennessee Route 411), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seymour TN 37865, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eusebia Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Newell's Station (approx. 3.8 miles away); Knox County / Sevier County (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Great Indian War Trail (approx. 3.9 miles away); General Sam Houston (approx. 6 miles away); John Sevier Farmstead (approx. 6.2 miles away); Gamble's Station (approx. 7.1 miles away); Bartlett's Station (approx. 8˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seymour.
 
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McTeer's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 27, 2017
2. McTeer's Fort Marker
 Robert McTeer. (Submitted on August 28, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 112 times this year. Last updated on September 11, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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