Rutherford's Expedition

Rutherford's Expedition (HM2BHM)

Location: Waynesville, NC 28786 Haywood County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 26.335', W 83° 3.768'

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In 1776, Revolutionary War General Griffith Rutherford led 2,400 men through the gap below and to your left. During the war's early phases the Cherokee, with British support, repeatedly attacked the frontier settlements. Rutherford's expedition was a major frontier offensive to subdue the Cherokee.

Rutherford's forces destroyed as many as 36 villages along the river valleys in this area, forcing the Cherokees' retreat into the Great Smoky Mountains. Although skirmishes with the Cherokee continued, the colonists' major military efforts were then directed to battles with the British on the eastern seaboard.
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HM NumberHM2BHM
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Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 8:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 312763 N 3923673
Decimal Degrees35.43891667, -83.06280000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 26.335', W 83° 3.768'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 26' 20.1" N, 83° 3' 46.08" W
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Area Code(s)828
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 396 Balsam Meadows Rd, Waynesville NC 28786, US
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