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

Sam Houston American Giant Homesite

Sam Houston American Giant Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, August 16, 2012
1. Sam Houston American Giant Homesite Marker
Inscription. In 1807, Sam Houston arrived at this 419-acre site with his widowed mother and eight brothers and sisters. The homesite was located just above the spring on the hill. Sam Houston served as general, President of Texas, Governor of Tennessee and Texas, and as U.S. Senator and Congressman. His victory at San Jacinto eventually led to the United States doubling its land area.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1 E 108.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 35° 41.637′ N, 84° 6.291′ W. Marker is in Greenback, Tennessee, in Loudon County. Marker is on Salem Road south of Lambert Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4709 Salem Rd., Greenback TN 37742, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Henry's Station (approx. 1.8 miles away); Houston's Station (approx. 4 miles away); The Underground Railroad (approx. 5 miles away); Norwood Inn (approx. 5.6 miles away); Alleghany Springs (was approx. 5.7 miles away but has been reported missing. ); National Campground (approx. 6.6 miles away); Militia Springs (approx. 7.3 miles away); Morganton Crossing (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenback.
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, Texas Independence
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 574 times since then and 8 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 27, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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