Blaine in Grainger County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Erected 1940 by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1B 8.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 36° 9.247′ N, 83° 42.342′ W. Marker is in Blaine, Tennessee, in Grainger County. Marker is at the intersection of Emory Road (Tennessee Route 331) and Blaine Drive, on the left when traveling west on Emory Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blaine TN 37709, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blaine's Crossroads (approx. 0.3 miles away); Janeway Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shields Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sawyer's Fort (approx. 2.7 miles away); McBee's Ferry (was approx. 6˝ miles away but has been reported missing. ); Nicholas Gibbs Homestead Roy Claxton Acuff (approx. 8˝ miles away); Divided Loyalties (approx. 8˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blaine.
More about this marker. This marker was moved in 2004 during construction which blocked the original entrance to Emory Road from Rutledge Pike. The current location is 300 yards from the original location at the intersection of Emory Road and Rutledge Pike (US 11W). It was moved by Tennessee Dept of Transportation.
It is now damaged and loosely attached to the post. The cast aluminum is bent in a curve and the allen screws attaching to the post are badly rusted and not screwed in securely. It needs attention before it falls.
Regarding Emory Road. This road was commissioned by the Continental Congress in 1780s as part of the development of Post roads to connect communication between the central government and Nashville TN and New Orleans. Most of Emory Road is in Knox County and it continues into Anderson County and Oak Ridge. Another Marker is in the city of Oak Ridge which will be posted later.
Also see . . . The Emery Road marker at Oak Ridge TN. (Submitted on October 17, 2015, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee.)
Additional keywords. Post Road Continental Congress
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 2,066 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.