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Morristown in Hamblen County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cheek's Crossroads

 
 
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By Craig Swain, August 19, 2009
1. Cheek's Crossroads Marker
Inscription. Here the Kentucky Road, from Cumberland Gap to the Carolinas, crossed the Stage Road, from Abingdon, Va., to the west. In 1790, Jesse Cheek had a store about 50 yds. N.E. On this spot the Deaderick family operated a store with various partners in 1802. James Deaderick closed it to study law in 1844, later becoming chief justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1B 36.)
 
Location. 36° 15.037′ N, 83° 12.697′ W. Marker is in Morristown, Tennessee, in Hamblen County. Marker is on E Andrew Johnson Highway (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morristown TN 37813, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hayslope (approx. mile away); Bethesda Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Russellville Area (approx. 0.9 miles away); Longstreet's Billet (approx. one mile away); Longstreet's Headquarters (approx. one mile away); Coffman House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Return From Kentucky (approx. 3.4 miles away); Crockett Tavern (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morristown.
 
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Cheek's Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 19, 2009
2. Cheek's Crossroads Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,107 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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