Historic Markers Across Tennessee


Marker ID: THC 1F 15
Location: at the intersection of Tennessee Route 360 and U.S. 411, Vonore, TN
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 35° 35.487    W 084° 14.036
  35.59145    -84.23393333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2871


About 1½ mi. E., in the town of Tuskegee, this son of Nathaniel Gist, an emissary to the Cherokee from George Washington, and Wurteh, daughter of a chief, was born about 1770. He designed the alphabet of 85 characters, still in use in the Cherokee Nation; he was also an accomplished silversmith and mechanic.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.