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

Sawyer's Fort

 
 
Sawyer's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, July 12, 2010
1. Sawyer's Fort Marker
Inscription. On this site, about 1785, Col. John Sawyer, a soldier of the Revolution, built a homestead and fort for protection against Indians. Emory Road, which ran Southwest to the Clinch River in 1788, passed through here.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 35.)
 
Location. 36° 9.09′ N, 83° 45.234′ W. Marker is in Corryton, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is on Emory Road (Tennessee Route 331) one mile west of Washington Pike (Tennessee Route 61), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corryton TN 37721, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Emory Road (approx. 2.7 miles away); Blaine's Crossroads (approx. 3 miles away); Janeway Cabin (approx. 3 miles away); Shields Station (approx. 3.4 miles away); Nicholas Gibbs Homestead (approx. 5.4 miles away); Nicholas Gibbs (approx. 6.2 miles away); Racoon Valley (approx. 7.2 miles away); Divided Loyalties (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corryton.
 
More about this marker. Originally this marker was a lower elevation. Road has since been raise about 9 feet above the original
Sawyer's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, July 12, 2010
2. Sawyer's Fort Marker
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Sawyer's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, December 31, 2004
3. Sawyer's Fort Marker
Original Elevation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,195 times since then and 60 times this year. Last updated on April 6, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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