Historic Markers Across Tennessee

John Mitchel

Marker ID: THC 1E 13
Location: on Wears Valley Road (U.S. 321) just north of Lamar Alexander Parkway (U.S. 321), Townsend, TN
County: Blount
Coordinates: N 35° 40.769    W 083° 44.009
  35.67948333    -83.73348333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM9TPH


This Irish patriot, exiled from his homeland for revolutionary newspaper activities, settled in the cove about two miles from here in 1855. After a short stay he moved to Knoxville. The rest of his life was taken up with lecture tours and newspaper work.