The Nocatula Legend

The Nocatula Legend (HMXGA)

Location: Athens, TN 37303 McMinn County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 26.793', W 84° 35.639'

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The Hackberry and The Oak

A wounded English officer from Fort Loudon was befriended by an Indian Chief and nursed back to health by Nocatula, daughter of the Chief. The soldier, given the name of Connestoga, "The Oak," was accepted into the tribe and married Nocatula. A jealous suitor attached Connestoga with a knife. As he lay dying Nocatula confessed her eternal love and plunged a knife into her breast. Buried together, the Chief placed an acorn in Connestoga's hand and a hackberry in Nocatula's hand, symbolizing undying love. From these there developed two trees which stood on this spot for 150 years.
Placed ByPresented by classes of '51, '54, '57 and Carter Patten
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 5:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 718374 N 3925225
Decimal Degrees35.44655000, -84.59398333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 26.793', W 84° 35.639'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 26' 47.58" N, 84° 35' 38.34" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 Coach Farmer Dr, Athens TN 37303, US
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