Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Transylvania Purchase

Marker ID: THC 1A 52
Location: 1651 West Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, TN
County: Carter
Coordinates: N 36° 20.621    W 082° 15.021
  36.34368333    -82.25035
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2A8M


In this valley, March 17, 1775, the Transylvania Company, led by Richard Henderson, John Williams and Nathaniel Hart, bought from the Cherokee, led by Chief Oconostota, all the lands between the Kentucky and Cumberland Rivers. Over 20 million acres sold for 2000 Pounds Sterling and goods worth 8000 Pounds.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.