Swaggerty Fort

Swaggerty Fort (HM15YQ)

Location: Parrottsville, TN 37843 Cocke County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 0.841', W 83° 4.212'

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This fort, one of only two known remaining blockhouses in Tennessee, was built about 1787 by James Swaggerty for protection from the Indians. Located on land of his Uncle Abraham Swaggerty, it consists of three levels. The cantilevered structure was built over a stream which provided water supply.
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HM NumberHM15YQ
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Marker Number1C 64
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 5:52am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 313438 N 3987485
Decimal Degrees36.01401667, -83.07020000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 0.841', W 83° 4.212'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 0' 50.46" N, 83° 4' 12.72" W
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Area Code(s)423, 865
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2370-2442 Old Parrottsville Hwy, Parrottsville TN 37843, US
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