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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.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.
 
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 (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); 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.)
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
Knox County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, March 7, 2010
2. Knox County Marker
Maj. Gen. Henry Knox image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
3. Maj. Gen. Henry Knox
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. 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.
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