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Sevierville in Sevier County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Isaac Thomas

1735 - 1819

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
1. Isaac Thomas Marker
Inscription. A soldier of the American Revolution, Isaac Thomas guided John Sevier's army to King's Mountain as well as serving with him in many battles against the Indians. Believed to be the first permanent white settler in this area, Thomas lived with and traded among the Cherokee Indians. His home at "The Forks of the Little Pigeon" served as the setting for the first Sevier County Court, Territory of the United States South of The River Ohio in 1794. Thomas suggested this settlement be named "Sevierville" in 1795 in honor of his friend and companion, General John Sevier. With his wife, Elizabeth Massengill (1759-1832), Thomas reared his large family upon their vast land holdings along the west prong of the Little Pigeon River near this site.
 
Erected 1986 by Sevier Museum of History and Art.
 
Location. 35° 52.133′ N, 83° 33.902′ W. Marker is in Sevierville, Tennessee, in Sevier County. Marker is on W. Main St (U.S. 441). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sevierville TN 37876, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Timothy Reagan (here, next to this marker); James McMahan (here, next to this marker); Sevierville
Isaac Thomas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
2. Isaac Thomas Marker
Isaac Thomas 1735-1819 This Historical Marker and the Renovation of Public Square are made Possible by The Following Memorials: McKendree Porter Thomas, Jr. 1880-1962 By Josephine T.Burchfield, Christine T.Jones, M.P.Thomas,III Bruce Taylor Thomas & Ida Thomas Thomas 1863-1936 1864-1938 and Bruce Leon Thomas 1889-1940 By Leon S.Thomas Family Descendants of Isaac Thomas By Dr.Philip C.Thomas Family Mr.& Mrs.Philip A.(Charlotte Bailey) Wynn Thaddeus Mitchell Wynn,Jr.Family and Others
(a few steps from this marker); Thomas Atchley (a few steps from this marker); William M. Whaley (within shouting distance of this marker); James Crawford Murphy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mayors of the City of Sevierville (within shouting distance of this marker); Isaac Dockery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sevierville.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Isaac Thomas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 14, 2009
3. Isaac Thomas Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,667 times since then and 80 times this year. Last updated on April 24, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 16, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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