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Near Surgoinsville in Hawkins County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mitchell's Hollow

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, September 10, 2016
1. Mitchell's Hollow Marker
Inscription. About two miles southwest, about 1784, young Joab Mitchell, who had successfully made the trip to the North Fork of the Holston bringing salt for the besieged garrison at Big Creek Fort, was ambushed and mortally wounded by Indians. Beating them off, he galloped his horse to the fort, where he died.
 
Erected by Tennesse Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1B 24.)
 
Location. 36° 27.767′ N, 82° 54.133′ W. Marker is near Surgoinsville, Tennessee, in Hawkins County. Marker is at the intersection of Rogersville Highway (Tennessee Route 346) and Bear Hollow Road, on the right when traveling south on Rogersville Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Surgoinsville TN 37873, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Gibbons (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fighting in Hawkins County (approx. 2.9 miles away); Michael Looney (approx. 4 miles away); New Providence Church (approx. 5 miles away); Maxwell Academy (approx. 5 miles away); Hawkins County Milestone (approx. 5.2 miles away); Amis House (approx. 5.9 miles away); Clay-Kenner House (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Surgoinsville.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Mitchell's Hollow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, September 10, 2016
2. Mitchell's Hollow Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2016, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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