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Townsend in Blount County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tuckaleechee Villages

 
 
Tuckaleechee Villages Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, August 3, 2011
1. Tuckaleechee Villages Marker
Inscription. Near here was one of these three Cherokee villages, unoccupied when settlers arrived about 1791. A branch of the Great War and Trading Path forked here, one to North Carolina, the other to villages on the Little Tennessee. The Virginia trader, Vaughn used it in 1740.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 15.)
 
Location. 35° 40.839′ N, 83° 47.162′ W. Marker is in Townsend, Tennessee, in Blount County. Marker is on US Hwy 321 0.1 miles east of Old Tuckaleechee Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Townsend TN 37882, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Little River Lumber Company (approx. 1.9 miles away); John Mitchel (approx. 3 miles away); Gamble's Station (approx. 3.8 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 5.5 miles away); An Early Mountain Community (approx. 7.3 miles away); Eusesbia Church (approx. 10.5 miles away); General Sam Houston (approx. 10.6 miles away); Maryville College (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Townsend.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Tuckaleechee Villages Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, August 3, 2011
2. Tuckaleechee Villages Marker
Tuckaleechee Villages Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 24, 2016
3. Tuckaleechee Villages Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2011, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2011, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama.   3. submitted on December 10, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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