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“Chief Jack” Walker

 
 
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By Judith Barber, November 13, 2011
1. "Chief Jack" Walker Marker
Inscription. Here stood the home of John Walker, Junior, known as “Chief Jack”. A grandson of Nancy Ward, he was prominent in the affairs of the Cherokee nation, belonging to the party advocating a voluntary treaty of removal of the Cherokees to the West. His murder by James Foreman in 1834 resulted in one of the most famous criminal trials of early Tennessee history. He married Emily Meigs, granddaughter of Return Jonathan Meigs. He is buried here.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 71.)
 
Location. 35° 11.994′ N, 84° 50.79′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Tennessee, in Bradley County. Marker is at the intersection of Keith Street Northwest (U.S. 11) and Stuart Road, on the right when traveling north on Keith Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4345 Keith Street NW, Cleveland TN 37312, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lee College (approx. 2.7 miles away); Oak Grove Male Academy (approx. 3.1 miles away); Cleveland During the Civil War (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fort Hill Cemetery (approx. 3.7
"Chief Jack" Walker Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 21, 2014
2. "Chief Jack" Walker Marker Area
miles away); Cooper Cemetery (approx. 4.4 miles away); Charleston on the Hiwassee (approx. 7.6 miles away); The Henegar House (approx. 7.9 miles away); Joseph McMinn (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans
 
"Chief Jack" Walker Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 21, 2014
3. "Chief Jack" Walker Marker Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 853 times since then and 49 times this year. Last updated on March 12, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on December 5, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on May 21, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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