Thomas "Big Foot" Spencer

Thomas "Big Foot" Spencer (HM1LNU)

Location: Rockwood, TN 37854 Cumberland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 53.213', W 84° 50.329'

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Thomas Sharp Spencer first visited Middle Tennessee in 1776. In the spring of 1778 he became the first Caucasian to clear land, build a cabin, and grow corn in the area. The following winter he resided in a giant hollow sycamore tree south of Bledsoe's Lick. His great stature and solitary life earned him his nickname. Thomas Spencer was ambushed and killed by Indians near Crab Orchard in 1794.
Marker Number2C 12
Placed ByTennesse Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, July 9th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 695074 N 3973559
Decimal Degrees35.88688333, -84.83881667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 53.213', W 84° 50.329'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 53' 12.78" N, 84° 50' 19.74" W
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Area Code(s)865, 423
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12483-12661 US-70, Rockwood TN 37854, US
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