Whitson's Fort

Whitson's Fort (HM13MS)

Location: Cosby, TN 37722 Cocke County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 52.299', W 83° 13.394'

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About 2 miles northeast, south of the mouth of Cosby's Creek, William Whitson, Jr., established a fort on the east bank of Pigeon River in 1783. It was an important frontier outpost, since there was a ford there, and the west bank of the river was then Indian territory.
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HM NumberHM13MS
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Marker Number1C 19
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 1:34am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 299285 N 3971995
Decimal Degrees35.87165000, -83.22323333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 52.299', W 83° 13.394'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 52' 17.94" N, 83° 13' 23.64" W
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Area Code(s)865, 423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2759 Cosby Hwy, Cosby TN 37722, US
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