Blythe Ferry

Blythe Ferry (HMQDT)

Location: Birchwood, TN 37308 Meigs County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 24.36', W 85° 0.992'

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Around 1809, William Blythe, a Cherokee, established a ferry at this site to provide transportation for the settlers to the west and the Cherokees to the east. During the 1838 Trail of Tears, it was an important crossing, and it played a military role during the Civil War. Blythe Ferry continued in operation until replaced by a bridge in 1994.
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HM NumberHMQDT
Series This marker is part of the Trail of Tears series
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Marker Number2B 33
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 7:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 680107 N 3919875
Decimal Degrees35.40600000, -85.01653333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 24.36', W 85° 0.992'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 24' 21.60" N, 85° 0' 59.52" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 630 Hiwassee Hwy, Birchwood TN 37308, US
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