Hero of Mobile BayIn front of you, on the promontory just across the cove, is where David Glasgow Farragut was born on July 5, 1801. Farragut's father, George Farragut, came to the American colonies in 1776 from Spain as a merchant sea captain. During the Revolutionary War, he fought on the side of the colonies and received land grants for his military service. He married Elizabeth Shine of North Carolina and settled in Knox County. In 1796, he bought 640 acres here and operated a ferry. The family moved to New Orleans in 1807, when George Farragut was commissioned to serve as a Navy gunboat captain on the Mississippi River. His wife died of yellow fever within a year, and his son's childhood essentially ended.
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|Placed By||Tennesse Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 763120 N 3971540|
|Decimal Degrees||35.85278333, -84.08638333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 51.167', W 84° 5.183'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 51' 10.02" N, 84° 5' 10.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||423, 865|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9950 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville TN 37922, US|
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