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Near Knoxville in Blount County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

James Gillespy's Fort

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, September 11, 2015
1. James Gillespy's Fort Marker
Inscription. About 2 miles northeast. Attacked Oct. 13, 1788, by 300 Indians under John Watts, the half breed. Defenders held out until ammunition was exhausted. 28 were taken prisoner; 17 slaughtered and bodies burned. Thereafter the locality was called the Burnt Station.
 
Erected by Tennesse Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 18.)
 
Location. 35° 48.723′ N, 83° 58.992′ W. Marker is near Knoxville, Tennessee, in Blount County. Marker is at the intersection of Alcoa highway (Tennessee Route 129) and Cusick Road, on the right when traveling north on Alcoa highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alcoa TN 37701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Craig Fort - 1785 (approx. 3.8 miles away); John Craig's Fort (approx. 3.8 miles away); Maryville During the Civil War (approx. 3.9 miles away); Where Houston Enlisted (approx. 3.9 miles away); New Providence Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); William Bennett Scott, Sr. (approx. 4.1 miles away); Maryville College (approx. 4.1 miles away); Montvale Springs (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
James Gillespy's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 11, 2015
2. James Gillespy's Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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