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Fayetteville in Lincoln County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Camp Blount

 
 
Camp Blount Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 12, 2010
1. Camp Blount Marker
Inscription. In September 1813 the Army of West Tennessee assembled at Camp Blount on the Elk River just north and east of these oaks. On October 7th, Major General Andrew Jackson arrived in Fayetteville to take command of the army which, included Sam Houston and David Crockett. "Old Hickory's" army marched south to Alabama and defeated the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend which prevented the Creeks from aiding the British in the War of 1812.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3G 41.)
 
Location. 35° 8.167′ N, 86° 34′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, Tennessee, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Huntsville Highway (U.S. 231/431) half a mile south of Wilson Parkway/Thornton Taylor Parkway (Bypass U.S. 64), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Wal-Mart Supercenter. Marker is in this post office area: Fayetteville TN 37334, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrew Jackson (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Camp Blount (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bell's Route Trail of Tears (approx. one mile away); Women of the Confederacy
Camp Blount Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 12, 2010
2. Camp Blount Marker
Looking South along US 231/431 (Huntsville Highway).
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Confederate Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Confederate Park Cannon (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lincoln County in the Civil War (approx. 1.1 miles away); Martyred (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansNotable PersonsWar of 1812
 
Camp Blount Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, June 12, 2010
3. Camp Blount Marker
Looking North along US 231/431 (Huntsville Highway).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 638 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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