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Murphy in Cherokee County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Butler

 
 
Fort Butler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Harry Gatzke, July 15, 2012
1. Fort Butler Marker
Inscription. One of forts in which Gen. Winfield Scott gathered the Cherokee before moving them west in 1838. Stood mile southwest.
 
Erected 1957 by Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number Q-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Trail of Tears marker series.
 
Location. 35° 5.036′ N, 84° 2.238′ W. Marker is in Murphy, North Carolina, in Cherokee County. Marker is on Hiawassee Street mile north of U.S. 64. Touch for map. Marker is just south of the fire station. Marker is in this post office area: Murphy NC 28906, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trail of Tears (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Murphy North Carolina Rail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Fort Butler (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nuya Saligugi (approx. 0.3 miles away); Water Powered 500 Pound Hammer (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cherokee War (approx. 0.3 miles away); Unicoi Turnpike Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Prison Cell Door (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murphy.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Fort Butler. (Submitted on October 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative Americans
 
View of marker looking south on Hiwassee Street from the Murphy Fire Department. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 20, 2016
2. View of marker looking south on Hiwassee Street from the Murphy Fire Department.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2012, by Harry Gatzke of Huntsville, Alabama. This page has been viewed 467 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 29, 2012, by Harry Gatzke of Huntsville, Alabama.   2. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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