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Harrison in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Joseph Vann's Town

 
 
Joseph Vann's Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, December 27, 2007
1. Joseph Vann's Town Marker
Inscription. About ½ mile N of here, a Chickamauga village was destroyed by Evan Shelby's punitive expedition of 1779. Following his expulsion from Georgia, this wealthy Cherokee chief built a homestead here, with three racetracks, about which a new village grew up. It was abandoned at the Cherokee expulsion of 1838. Vann's house stood until 1900.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 38.)
 
Location. 35° 8.726′ N, 85° 6.723′ W. Marker is in Harrison, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Tennessee Route 58, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrison TN 37341, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Harrison (approx. 0.7 miles away); Harrison Academy (approx. 2.9 miles away); “Old Dallas” (approx. 3.3 miles away); County of James (approx. 5.9 miles away); Cleburne's Fort (approx. 5.9 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away); Sherman Crosses the River (approx. 6 miles away); Bonny Oaks School (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrison.
 
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Joseph Vann's Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, December 27, 2007
2. Joseph Vann's Town Marker
Joseph Vann's Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, December 27, 2007
3. Joseph Vann's Town Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,814 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 2, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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