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COL. SAMUEL WEAR MONUMENT - Pigeon Forge, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 35° 48.423 W 083° 34.995
17S E 266586 N 3965627
Quick Description: Colonel Wear served in four wars and was a founder of the State of Franklin.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 4/3/2010 12:46:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM8H7N
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 12

Long Description:
From the guidebook:
At 29.9 m. is the junction with the Wear Valley Road. Right on this graveled road to the COL. SAMUEL WEAR MONUMENT, 0.5 m., in an open field. Samuel Wear served under John Sevier at the Battle of King's Mountain and was at Yorktown when Cornwallis surrendered.

----- TENNESSEE - A Guide to the State (third printing 1949)

The open field is now the Pigeon Forge community center and city park area. The momument can be seen behind the library.
Inscription reads:

"Colonel Samuel Wear
Born 1753 Died April 3, 1817
Pioneer
Soldier of four wars
Colonial, Revolution, Indian, 1812
One of the heros of
Kings Mountain and a
Founder of the State of Franklin
This monument is erected by
his decendents."

Book: Tennessee

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: Tour 5 – pg 339

Year Originally Published: 1939

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