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John Sevier Farmstead - 1E 80
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 35° 53.898 W 083° 52.637
17S E 240310 N 3976493
Quick Description: This Tennessee historical marker is located at 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway, outside of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 5/12/2014 4:03:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMKPPP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
Views: 9

Long Description:
This Tennessee marker stands at the entrance to Marble Springs on Highway 168. The text of the sign is the same on both sides and reads:

1E 80


Marble Springs was the farmstead
of John Sevier. Tennessee's first
governor (1796-1801 and 1803-1809).
While Sevier used the farm as a
retreat where he entertained guests,
it was originally a frontier station
used by immigrants on the trace
from the mouth of the French Broad
to the Lower Settlements of Nine Mile
and Pistol Creeks.


The marker can be seen in Google Street View.

Marker Name: John Sevier Farmstead

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Building

Marker Number: 1E 80

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission

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