John Craig's Fort

John Craig's Fort (HM13Y5)

Location: Maryville, TN 37804 Blount County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 45.524', W 83° 57.956'

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Site of the original settlement of Maryville. Here Captain John Craig in 1785 erected a fort on Pistol Creek to protect settlers from Indian raids. In 1793 as many as 280 men, women, and children lived within its walls for several months, surviving an attack by 500 Indians. New Providence Presbyterian Church was organized here in 1786 by the Reverend Archibald Scott.
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HM NumberHM13Y5
Marker Number1 E 100
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 5:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 231837 N 3961247
Decimal Degrees35.75873333, -83.96593333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 45.524', W 83° 57.956'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 45' 31.44" N, 83° 57' 57.36" W
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Area Code(s)865
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 216 Sevierville Rd, Maryville TN 37804, US
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