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Newport in Cocke County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The War Ford

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, February 28, 2010
1. The War Ford Marker
Inscription. Located .2 mi. east on the Big Pigeon River is a strategic crossing used by the Cherokees. In Aug. 1782, Gen. Charles McDowell of Burke Co., North Carolina, raised an army of five hundred mounted militia from Morgan District to cross the mountains, join Col. John Sevier's army of the same number from Washington District, and subdue the Indians who sided with the British. During this three month campaign, one of the final skirmishes of the Revolutionary War was fought at this site.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C 66.)
 
Location. 35° 58.179′ N, 83° 11.236′ W. Marker is in Newport, Tennessee, in Cocke County. Marker is on North Street (U.S. 321) just south of Clifton Heights Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport TN 37821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kiffin Yates Rockwell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Governor Ben Walter Hooper (approx. 1.8 miles away); Jefferson County / Cocke County (approx. 5 miles away); The Hanging of Peter Reece (approx. 5.9 miles away);
The War Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2012
2. The War Ford Marker
Johnson's Parrottsville Slaves (approx. 6.1 miles away); Whitson’s Fort (approx. 7.1 miles away); Swaggerty Fort (approx. 7.2 miles away); Pine Chapel (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
 
Categories. MilitaryNative AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
The War Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, February 28, 2010
3. The War Ford Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 6, 2010, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,020 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on December 12, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on March 6, 2010, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   2. submitted on August 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on March 6, 2010, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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