1735 - 1819A soldier of the American Revolution, Isaac Thomas guided John Sevier's army to King's Mountain as well as serving with him in many battles against the Indians. Believed to be the first permanent white settler in this area, Thomas lived with and traded among the Cherokee Indians. His home at "The Forks of the Little Pigeon" served as the setting for the first Sevier County Court, Territory of the United States south of The River Ohio in 1794. Thomas suggested this settlement be named "Sevierville" in 1795 in honor of his friend and companion, General John Sevier. with his wife, Elizabeth Massengill(1759-1832). Thomas reared his large family upon their vast land holdings along the west prong of The Little Pigeon River near this site.
|Placed By||Sevier Museum of History and Art|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 12:26pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 268413 N 3972444|
|Decimal Degrees||35.86888333, -83.56503333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 52.133', W 83° 33.902'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 52' 7.98" N, 83° 33' 54.12" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101 Court Ave, Sevierville TN 37862, US|
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