Greeneville in Greene County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Capitol of State of Franklin
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C 70.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 36° 9.861′ N, 82° 49.712′ W. Marker is in Greeneville, Tennessee, in Greene County. Touch for map. Marker is Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrew Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Greeneville, Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Lundy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Big Spring (about 400 feet away); Old Harmony Graveyard (about 400 feet away); Ellen “Nelly” VanVactor (about 500 feet away); Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); Robert Kerr (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greeneville.
Also see . . .
1. The Lost State of Franklin. (Submitted on October 14, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Wikipedia entry for the State of Franklin. “Rapidly increasing dissatisfaction with North Carolina’s governance led to the frontiersmen's calls to establish a separate, secure, and independent state. On August 23, 1784, delegates from the North Carolina counties of Washington (which at the time included present day Carter County), Sullivan, Spencer (now Hawkins County) and Greene—all of which are in present-day Tennessee—convened in the town of Jonesborough. There, they declared the lands to be independent of the State of North Carolina.” (Submitted on August 22, 2015.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,239 times since then and 97 times this year. Last updated on March 17, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was the Marker of the Week August 23, 2015. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 9, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. 6. submitted on August 22, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.