Sevier's Birthplace
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 31

Long Description:
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

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