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Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cavett's Station

 
 
Cavett's Station marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, July 4, 2010
1. Cavett's Station marker
Inscription. About 1/2 mile north was this early fortified settlement. Here on Sept 25, 1793, Alexander Cavett and 12 other settlers were massacred by a Cherokee war party under Doublehead, one of the more savage chiefs of the tribe.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 31.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 35° 55.389′ N, 84° 3.515′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Kingston Pike (U.S. 11 70) and Kingston Pike and Gallaher View Rd, on the right when traveling east on Kingston Pike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8375 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN 37919, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fallen Military Heroes of Bearden High (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Grateful Memory to the Defenders of Cavett Blockhouse (approx. ¾ mile away); States' View (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Baker-Peters-Rogers House (approx. 1½ miles away); Ball Camp
Cavett's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, February 11, 2017
2. Cavett's Station Marker
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Byington (approx. 4.6 miles away); UT RecSports Complex (approx. 4.7 miles away); Loveville (was approx. 4.8 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
Also see . . .  Doublehead, A Cherokee Traitor. (Submitted on February 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable PersonsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Old Mars Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 7, 2017
3. Old Mars Hill Cemetery
The cemetery is located on the site of what was once the Alexander Cavett blockhouse, also known as Cavett’s Station.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,695 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 5, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee.   2. submitted on February 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   3. submitted on October 29, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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