“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Petersburg in Lincoln County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

King's Mountain Messenger

King's Mountain Messenger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen D Surowitz, June 4, 2010
1. King's Mountain Messenger Marker
Inscription. About four miles northeast is buried Joseph Greer, son of Andrew Greer, an early member of the Watauga Settlement in East Tennessee. After fighting at King's Mountain, he made a rapid overland trip to Philadelphia, where he officially reported the American victory to the Continental Congress.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 3G 15.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 35° 19.192′ N, 86° 38.231′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Tennessee, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Petersburg Square, in the median. Touch for map. The marker is in the center of the knoll. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Southside Square, Petersburg TN 37144, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Martyred (approx. 12.2 miles away); Women of the Confederacy (approx. 12.2 miles away); Lincoln County in the Civil War (approx. 12.2 miles away); Confederate Park Cannon (approx. 12.2 miles away); Confederate Park (approx. 12.2 miles away); Bell's Route Trail of Tears (approx. 12.3 miles away); Camp Blount (approx. 12.9 miles away); Andrew Jackson (approx. 13.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Joseph Greer. Revolutionary War Hero. Known as "The Messenger of King's Mountain" his dangerous six hundred mile trip from South Carolina to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to report that the Patriot's won a surprising victory over at King's Mountain recharged a discouraged Continental Congress and has been recognize by some historians as the turning point in America's bid for independence. (Submitted on July 17, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. Watauga Association. Since no copy of the Articles of the Watauga Association has ever been found, most of what is known about it comes from other sources, primarily the 1776 Petition of the Inhabitants of the Washington District, commonly called the "Watauga Petition," in which the Wataugans requested annexation by North Carolina. (Submitted on July 17, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2010, by Stephen D Surowitz of Petersburg, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,097 times since then and 52 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 5, 2010, by Stephen D Surowitz of Petersburg, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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