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Benton in Polk County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Nancy Ward

 
 
Nancy Ward Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, January 5, 2015
1. Nancy Ward Marker
Inscription. High priestess of the Cherokee and always loyal friend of white settlers, is buried on the ridge to the west. She repeatedly prevented massacres of white settlers and several times rescued captives from death at the hands of her people. She is also credited with the introduction of milk cows and many improvements in homemaking into the Cherokee economy.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A10.)
 
Location. 35° 9.87′ N, 84° 40.733′ W. Marker is in Benton, Tennessee, in Polk County. Marker is on Old Tennessee Route 411 half a mile north of Hwy 411, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at Nancy Ward Gravesite State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Benton TN 37307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charleston on the Hiwassee (approx. 9.4 miles away); The Henegar House (approx. 9.5 miles away); "Chief Jack" Walker (approx. 9.8 miles away); Joseph McMinn (approx. 10.1 miles away); Lee College (approx. 10.9 miles away); Cleveland During the Civil War (approx. 11 miles away); Oak Grove Male Academy (approx. 11.3 miles away); McNair's Stand (approx. 11.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Nancy Ward Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 25, 2016
2. Nancy Ward Marker
 Nancy Ward - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 8, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraNative Americans
 
Nancy Ward Grave Site image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, January 5, 2015
3. Nancy Ward Grave Site
Nancy Ward Marker on Right image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, January 5, 2015
4. Nancy Ward Marker on Right
Nancy Ward Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 25, 2016
5. Nancy Ward Marker
Nancy Ward Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 25, 2016
6. Nancy Ward Marker
Burial Site of Nancy Ward image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, January 5, 2015
7. Burial Site of Nancy Ward
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 7, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   2. submitted on March 21, 2017, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on January 7, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   5, 6. submitted on March 21, 2017, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   7. submitted on January 7, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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