N 38° 38.011 W 078° 40.973
17S E 701686 N 4278655
Quick Description: John Sevier, the first Governor of Tenessee was born in Shenandoah County Virginia on September 23, 1745
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 12/20/2006 12:31:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM120V
This historic marker stands on U. S. Route 11, south of the Town of New Market, Virginia near the birthplace of John Sevier. All evidence of the birthplace has long been destroyed.
The text of the historic marker reads:
"Near here was born John Sevier, pioneer and soldier, September 23, 1745. He was a leader in the Indian wars and at the battle of King’s Mountain, 1780. He was the only governor of the short-lived state of Franklin and the first governor of Tennessee. Sevier died in Georgia, September 24, 1815."
Marker Number: A-34
Marker Title: Sevier's Birthplace
Marker Location: U. S. Route 11, .7-mile south of New Market
County or Independent City: Shenandoah County
Web Site: [Web Link]
Marker Program Sponsor: Conservation and Development Commission - 1929