Near Rockford in Blount County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Established 1792; named in honor of
—Maj. Gen. Henry Knox —
Washington's Chief of Artillery in the Revolutionary War. Secretary of War in Washington's Cabinet. One of the founders and first secretary of the Society of the Cincinnati.
Established 1795; named in honor of
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 11.)
Location. 35° 52.353′ N, 83° 56.603′ W. Marker is near Rockford, Tennessee, in Blount County. Marker is on Old Knoxville Highway (Tennessee Route 33), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockford TN 37853, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bartlett's Station (here, next to this marker); John Sevier Farmstead (approx. 4.4 miles away); James Gillespy's Fort (approx. 4.7 miles away); Back Door to Knoxville Fort Dickerson (approx. 5.3 miles away); Bleak House (approx. 5.4 miles away); Longstreet's Headquarters (approx. 5.4 miles away); General Sam Houston (approx. 5.4 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Henry Knox. (Submitted on October 29, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. The Society of the Cincinnati. (Submitted on October 29, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
1. This is probably a two sided marker.
This is probably Tennessee Historical Commission number 1E 11 marking the location of the Blount - Knox County Line. If you visit, check the other side.
— Submitted November 5, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A clear photo of the marker's second (Blount County) side. • Can you help?