Del Rio in Cocke County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Tennessee / North Carolina
Established 1797, named in honor of SENATOR WILLIAM COCKE (1796, 1797, 1799 to 1805)
An officer of the Revolutionary Army; one of the leaders of the State of Franklin and member of the Legislature of the Territory South of the Ohio River.
One of the original 13 colonies, named reportedly for England's Charles II. Virginia Dare, first child born of white parents on the North American Continent, was born in the "lost colony", August 18, 1587. The first permanent settlement was made at mouth of Cape Fear River in 1660.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C2.)
Location. 35° 55.073′ N, 82° 54.762′ W. Marker is in Del Rio, Tennessee, in Cocke County. Marker is on Dixie Highway (U.S. 25) 0.4 miles west of Paint Rock Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4887 Dixie Highway, Del Rio TN 37727, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert E. Lee (approx. 4.9 miles away in North Carolina); Balladry (approx. 5 miles away Dorland - Bell Institute (approx. 5 miles away in North Carolina); Warm Springs Hotel (approx. 5.1 miles away in North Carolina); Hot Springs (approx. 5.2 miles away in North Carolina); Grace Moore (approx. 5.3 miles away); Paint Rock (approx. 5.4 miles away in North Carolina); John Floyd Arrowood (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Del Rio.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 6, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 6, 2011, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.