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In Grateful Memory to the Defenders of Cavett Blockhouse



Marker ID: SAR 
Location: Old Mars Hill Cemetery, Broome Ave, Knoxville, TN
County: Knox
Coordinates: N 35° 56.027    W 084° 3.467
  35.93378333    -84.05778333
Waymark: None
 



Text:

In Grateful Memory to the Defenders of Cavett Blockhouse


Upon this spot stood the house of Alexander Cavett who was murdered together with two men and the Cavett family of twelve, September 25th, 1793, after heroic resistance against a combined Creek and Cherokee force numbering one thousand warriors, thereby insuring failure of the intended attack upon the town of Knoxville.

Erected by the by Tennessee Society Sons of the Revolution.
September 25, 1921