State Historical marker to honor John Sevier in Washington County

Published 1:21 pm Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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WASHINGTON COUNTY – A dedication ceremony for a new State Historical marker honoring John Sevier, a pivotal figure in Tennessee’s history, is set to take place in Washington County.

Jeremy Dykes and David Kyker have collaborated to spearhead the initiative, with Kyker leading the research, documentation, and submission of the application to the Tennessee State Historical Commission in Nashville.

John Sevier, originally from Virginia, played a crucial role in the formation of the Watauga Association in Carter County, Tenn. He acquired a tract of land in 1790, which he called Plum Grove, after serving his first three terms as Governor of Tennessee from June 1, 1796, to 1803.

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The dedication ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m., will be attended by various government officials from local, state, and federal agencies. The marker, located at the intersection of Jackson Bridge Road and Charlie Dillow Road, commemorates Sevier’s contributions to the region.

Guests are invited to park at the first entrance at 1790 Nolichucky Jack Way off of Charlie Dillow Road for the unveiling ceremony.