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Near Morristown in Hamblen County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Colonel Robert McFarland

1759-1837

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, January 18, 2015
1. Colonel Robert McFarland Marker
Inscription. The homesite and grave of Revolutionary War officer, Colonel Robert McFarland, is located two miles north at Springvale. Born in 1759 in Orange County, North Carolina, he served in the Virginia Militia from 1776 to 1781. In 1783, McFarland moved from Washington County, Virginia to Greene County, North Carolina, now Greene County, Tennessee. He became the first sheriff of Jefferson County, part of which is now Hamblen County, Tennessee.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1B65.)
 
Location. 36° 10.834′ N, 83° 14.058′ W. Marker is near Morristown, Tennessee, in Hamblen County. Marker is on Tennessee Route 160, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located just south of State Route 113. Marker is in this post office area: Morristown TN 37813, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rural Mount (approx. 3.1 miles away); Crockett Tavern (approx. 3.4 miles away); Erected in Memory of the 22 Hamblen County Boys Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice in the World War (approx. 3.4 miles away); Morris Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away);
Colonel Robert McFarland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, January 18, 2015
2. Colonel Robert McFarland Marker
Caught in the Crossfire (approx. 4.2 miles away); Morristown College (approx. 4.4 miles away); Bethesda Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Russellville Area (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morristown.
 
Categories. Patriots & Patriotism
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on January 22, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 18, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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