“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Maryville in Blount County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

John Craig's Fort

John Craig's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, August 16, 2012
1. John Craig's Fort Marker
Inscription. Site of the original settlement of Maryville. Here Captain John Craig in 1785 erected a fort on Pistol Creek to protect settlers from Indian raids. In 1793 as many as 280 men, women, and children lived within its walls for several months, surviving an attack by 500 Indians. New Providence Presbyterian Church was organized here in 1786 by the Reverend Archibald Scott.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1 E 100.)
Location. 35° 45.524′ N, 83° 57.956′ W. Marker is in Maryville, Tennessee, in Blount County. Marker is at the intersection of South Washington Street (State Highway 35) and Sevierville Road, on the right when traveling south on South Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maryville TN 37804, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maryville College ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Where Houston Enlisted ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Maryville During the Civil War ( approx. half a mile away); William Bennett Scott, Sr. ( approx. half a mile away); New Providence Church ( approx. half a mile away); Montvale Springs ( approx. 0.7 miles away); Pride Mansion ( approx. 0.7 miles away); Relief of Knoxville ( approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maryville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 665 times since then and 59 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 27, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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