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

Knox County

Established 1792; named in honor of

 

—Maj. Gen. Henry Knox —

 
Knox County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, March 7, 2010
1. Knox County Marker
Inscription.

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.

Reverse:
Blount County
Established 1795; named in honor of
William Blount

Member of the North Carolina Legislature; twice member of Continental Congress; Governor of the Territory South of the River Ohio, 1790-1796; founder of city of Knoxville; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1796-97; speaker of the State Senate, 1798.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
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
Knox County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, March 7, 2010
2. Knox County Marker
miles away); James Gillespy's Fort (approx. 4.7 miles away); War Dog Memorial (approx. 5 miles away); Back Door to Knoxville (approx. 5.3 miles away); Fort Dickerson (approx. 5.3 miles away); Bleak House (approx. 5.4 miles away); Longstreet's Headquarters (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.)
 
Additional comments.
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. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted November 5, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.

 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
Maj. Gen. Henry Knox image. Click for full size.
3. Maj. Gen. Henry Knox
Portrait by Gilbert Stuart, 1806, currently at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
 
 
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 85 times since then and 41 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?
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