Church Hill in Hawkins County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
On the site of this mill, Henry Rice built and fortified a mill in 1775. Here, in 1776, the settlers took refuge from warring Cherokee. In April, 1777, Capt. James Robertson and eight other pioneers had a fight with 30 or 40 Cherokee near here, in which Frederick Calvatt was scalped.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1B 16.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 36° 31.185′ N, 82° 44.679′ W. Marker is in Church Hill, Tennessee, in Hawkins County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Highway (U.S. 11W) and West Main Blvd, on the left when traveling east on Lee Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Church Hill TN 37642, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carter's Store (approx. 0.8 miles away); Patterson's Mill (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Settlers (approx. 4.6 miles away); Maxwell Academy (approx. 4.6 miles away); New Providence Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Gov. McMinn’s Home (approx. 5.6 miles away); Fighting in Hawkins County (approx. 6.9 miles away); Battle of Kingsport (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Church Hill.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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