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Near New Market in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sevierís Birthplace

 
 
Sevierís Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2006
1. Sevierís Birthplace Marker
Inscription. Near here was born John Sevier, pioneer and soldier, September 23, 1745. He was a leader in the Indian Wars and the Battle of Kingís Mountain, 1780. He was the only governor of the short-lived state of Franklin and the first governor of Tennessee. Sevier died in Georgia, September 24, 1815.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number A-34.)
 
Location. 38° 38.013′ N, 78° 40.959′ W. Marker is near New Market, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on Valley Pike (U.S. 11) south of Shady Lane, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Market VA 22844, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fairfax Line (here, next to this marker); Rockingham County / Shenandoah County (a few steps from this marker); The Henkel House (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Shirley House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gen. John Sevier (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Market.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of King's Mountain. This Revolutionary War battle was fought on October 7, 1780. King's Mountain straddles the present-day North
Three Markers on the County Line image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 28, 2006
2. Three Markers on the County Line
and South Carolina border. The battlefield is in York County, South Carolina. (Submitted on October 28, 2006.) 

2. The Indian Wars. (Submitted on October 28, 2006.)
3. The State of Franklin. Ceeded by North Carolina, now the Sullivan, Washington, Greene, & Davidson Counties in Tennessee. It was set up in 1784 and existed for four years. (Submitted on October 28, 2006.) 

4. The State of Franklin. Radio feature by Scott Simon on NPR Archives. (Submitted on October 28, 2006.) 

5. Famous Tennesseans. This page has a portrait of John Siever. (Submitted on October 28, 2006.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,665 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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