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Cox Mill

ca. 1792

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, June 14, 2015
1. Cox Mill Marker
Inscription. A Revolutionary War veteran wounded at the Battle of King's Mountain on October 1, 1780, William Cox Sr. built Cox Mill, a grist mill, on this site about 1792. He was an "Overmountain Man" living in Watauga in 1775. As a delegate from Washington County to the constitutional convention at Joneborough in 1784, he voted for the formation of the State of Franklin. He was appointed Jefferson County Magistrate by Governor William Blount in 1792 and by Governor John Sevier in 1796. Cox Mill was in continuous operation for over 150 years and also served as a post office from 1848 to 1901.
 
Erected 2014 by Tennesse Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 123.)
 
Location. 36° 9.394′ N, 83° 31.557′ W. Marker is in Jefferson City, Tennessee, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Fielden Store Road and River Road, on the right when traveling west on Fielden Store Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1240 Fielden Store Road, Jefferson City TN 37760, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sarah Swann Hall (approx. 3 miles away); Battle of Mossy Creek (approx. 3 miles away); Mossy Creek Engagement
Cox Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, June 14, 2015
2. Cox Mill Marker
(approx. 3 miles away); Carson - Newman College (approx. 3.4 miles away); Site of Original Land Grant by John Roper Branner (approx. 3.8 miles away); "Little Lord Fauntleroy" (was approx. 4.1 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Frances Hodgson Burnett (approx. 4.6 miles away); Welcome to the Overlook at Panther Creek State Park (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson City.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & Patriotism
 
Cox Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, June 14, 2015
3. Cox Mill Marker
Cox Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, June 14, 2015
4. Cox Mill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 14, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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