Newell's Station - 1C3 - Seymour, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 35° 51.860 W 083° 44.822
17S E 251963 N 3972385
Quick Description: This location was the start of Sevier County, State of Franklin, which preceeded Tennessee.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 3/30/2011 4:23:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMB3EN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
Views: 10

Long Description:
Sign text:
Early fort established here, 1783 by settlers in Boyd's Creek Valley. Samuel Newell, Revolutionary Captain, was leader of the settlement. Sevier Co., State of Franklin, held its first court here. Also seat of government for the South-of-French-Broad-and-Holston people, 1789-1791. Their "Articles of Association" adopted here in 1789.

Also a stone marker at the site reads:
Sevier County, State of Franklin held it’s first court on this site at the home of Samuel Newell in 1785. Newell’s Station became Sevier County’s first seat of government. The county was named for Colonel John Sevier, the first governor of the State of Tennessee. In honor of Tennessee’s Homecoming ’86, this monument was dedicated by the community of Seymour. May 17, 1986.
Marker Name: Newell's Station

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Other

Marker Number: 1C 3

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

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