Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Powder Branch

Marker ID: THC 1A 13
Location: TN 67 and 359, Carter County, TN
County: Carter
Coordinates: N 36° 19.098    W 082° 16.808
  36.3183    -82.28013333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMMVGA


100 yards upstream at a falls stood an old powder mill, where Mary McKeehan Patton made powder for the soldiers who went to King's Mountain, Oct. 7, 1780. Michael Hyder, Sr., signer of the Halifax Petition in 1776, lived here and is buried on the hill to left of the stream. Both have many descendants here today.