The War Ford

The War Ford (HM15YP)

Location: Newport, TN 37821 Cocke County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 58.179', W 83° 11.236'

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Located .2 mi. east on the Big Pigeon River is a strategic crossing used by the Cherokees. In Aug. 1782, Gen. Charles McDowell of Burke Co., North Carolina, raised an army of five hundred mounted militia from Morgan District to cross the mountains, join Col. John Sevier's army of the same number from Washington District, and subdue the Indians who sided with the British. During this three month campaign, one of the final skirmishes of the Revolutionary War was fought at this site.
HM NumberHM15YP
Marker Number1C 66
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 9:51am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 302776 N 3982793
Decimal Degrees35.96965000, -83.18726667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 58.179', W 83° 11.236'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 58' 10.74" N, 83° 11' 14.16" W
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Area Code(s)423, 865
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 231-239 North St, Newport TN 37821, US
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