Dedication ceremony held for John Sevier State Historical Marker

Published 4:04 pm Monday, April 29, 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, took place on Saturday, April 27, in Washington County. Jeremy Dykes and David Kyker 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.

The dedication ceremony was attended by various government officials from local, state, and federal agencies, including Chad Bogart, Museum Curator for Sycamore Shoals State Park, and the Watauga Valley Fife and Drum Corps. The marker, located at the intersection of Jackson Bridge Road and Charlie Dillow Road, commemorates Sevier’s contributions to the region.

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