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Newport in Cocke County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Cross

 
 
The Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 16, 2018
1. The Cross Marker
Inscription. The cross on the cliff was erected by Bob Knowles in memory of Vassar Brown, age 12, who was killed on the railroad in 1899.
 
Location. 35° 58.051′ N, 83° 10.828′ W. Marker is in Newport, Tennessee, in Cocke County. Marker is on River Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport TN 37821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Swinging Bridge (here, next to this marker); The Warford (a few steps from this marker); The War Ford (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kiffin Yates Rockwell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Governor Ben Walter Hooper (approx. 2 miles away); Jefferson County / Cocke County (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Hanging of Peter Reece (approx. 5.7 miles away); Johnson's Parrottsville Slaves (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
The Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 16, 2018
2. The Cross Marker
The Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 16, 2018
3. The Cross Marker
The Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 16, 2018
4. The Cross Marker
The Cross is faintly visible on the cliff in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 18, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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