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Knoxville in Knox County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Commemorating the Treaty of Holston

Commemorating the Treaty of Holston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy
1. Commemorating the Treaty of Holston Marker
Signed by Gov. Wm. Blount
and forty one Cherokee Chiefs and
Warriors. On the site of the home
of Gov. Blount, corner of Hill Ave.
and State Street, Knoxville Tenn.
July 2, 1791

Erected 1908 by Sons of the Revolution.
Location. 35° 57.668′ N, 83° 54.966′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on South Gay Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. It is in the yard of the Criminal Court Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 965 South Gay St, Knoxville TN 37902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrew Johnson Office Plaza (a few steps from this marker); Treaty of the Holston (within shouting distance of this marker); Knox County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Knox County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Knoxville: A Divided City (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blount Mansion (about 400 feet away); Chisholm Tavern (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
Regarding Commemorating the Treaty of Holston. This treaty mentions the following:

-Establishment of perpetual peace and friendship between the two nations.
-Cherokees acknowledge protection of United States.
-Prisoners of war to be restored.
-Boundaries established between the Cherokee Nation and the United States.
-Stipulation of a road by the United States.
-United States to regulate trade.
-Guarantees by the United States that the lands of the Cherokee Nation have not been ceded to the United States.
-No U.S. citizens may settle within the Cherokee Nation.
-No U.S. citizens may hunt within the Cherokee Nation.
-Cherokees must deliver up criminals to the United States.
-U.S. citizens committing crimes within the Cherokee Nation are to be punished.
-Retaliation restrained by both nations.
-Cherokees to give notice of pending attacks by other tribes against the United States.
-United States to make presents to the Cherokees for the promotion of having the Cherokees take up an agrarian culture.
-Both nations to cease any animosities held against each other.

An addendum to treaty was signed by Henry Knox, Secretary of War, representing the United States and representatives of the Cherokee Nation on February 17, 1792, and proclaimed on the same day, which increased the annuities paid by the United States to the Cherokee Nation. —information from
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,486 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on March 4, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photo   1. submitted on December 10, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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