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Sevierville in Sevier County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Forks of The River Cemetery Park

 
 
Forks of The River Cemetery Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 21, 2010
1. Forks of The River Cemetery Park Marker
Inscription. Established in 1976 as a community bicentennial project, this park is significant because it is both the final resting place for several early settlers and decision makers and it is one of the last undeveloped areas that was part of the State of North Carolina, State of Franklin at various times, Territory South of the Ohio River, The State of Tennessee, County Sevier and the City of Sevierville. Improvements were made to the park in 2009 through the joint efforts of: City of Sevierville Spencer Clack Chapter of Daughters of The American Revolution Sevierville Garden Club Sevier County Public Library
 
Erected 2009.
 
Location. 35° 52.154′ N, 83° 33.74′ W. Marker is in Sevierville, Tennessee, in Sevier County. Marker can be reached from North Parkway just from E. Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sevierville TN 37862, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forks of Little Pigeon Church (here, next to this marker); Forks of the Little Pigeon Cemetery (here, next to this marker); James McMahan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Isaac Thomas (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Forks of The River Cemetery Park Marker -Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 21, 2010
2. Forks of The River Cemetery Park Marker -Side 2
Timothy Reagan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Atchley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sevierville (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Crawford Murphy (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sevierville.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesLandmarks
 
Forks of The River Cemetery Park Markers and Flags image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 21, 2010
3. Forks of The River Cemetery Park Markers and Flags
State of Tennessee Flag image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 21, 2010
4. State of Tennessee Flag
Established in 1796 16th State of the Union and Sevier County were part of the original State of Tennessee. Former Territory South of the Ohio River Sevierville and Sevier County were part of the Territory South of the Ohio River, A historic organized Territory of the United States corresponding to modern day Tennessee. It was formed by the southwest U.S. Federal Government by North Carolina. It passed from existence with Tennessee admission to the Union on June 1, 1796. This was the official flag of the Territory and William Blount served as governor.
Sevier County Flag image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 21, 2010
5. Sevier County Flag
State of Tennessee Flag and Sevier County Flag image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 21, 2010
6. State of Tennessee Flag and Sevier County Flag
Sevier County Flag Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 21, 2010
7. Sevier County Flag Marker
In 1784 The State of Franklin was organized and the first legislature of the new state met in March 1785. Among the acts passed was that for the division of Greene County into three separate counties. One of which was named Sevier. It embraced the greater part of the territory south of the French Road, extending from the Big Pigeon River to the bridge dividing the waters of the Little River and Little Tennessee. On July 4, 1796 the first court for Sevier County was held under the State Constitution. City of Sevierville Flag Sevieville was established as the county seat of Sevier County, in 1795 one year before Tennessee became the 16th state of the union.
State of North Carolina marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 21, 2010
8. State of North Carolina marker
State of North Carolina Sevierville and Sevier County were part of the original State of North Carolina which became the 12th State of the Union after the American Revolution. Former State of Franklin Sevierville and Sevier County were part of the original State of Franklin which were formed between 1784 and 1788. Although never recognized as the official flag, many believe this flag represented the flag of the State of Franklin and that its design led to our current State of Tennessee Flag.
All three flags along the Little Pigeon River image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 21, 2010
9. All three flags along the Little Pigeon River
Forks of The River Cemetery Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 21, 2010
10. Forks of The River Cemetery Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 843 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on November 26, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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