Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Newell's Station

Marker ID: THC 1C 3
Location: on Chapman Highway (U.S. 441,) half a mile south of Boyd's Creek Highway (Tennessee Route TN 35), Seymour, TN
County: Sevier
Coordinates: N 35° 51.863    W 083° 44.827
  35.86438333    -83.74711666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMB3EN


Early fort established here, 1783 by settlers in Boyd's Creek Valley. Samuel Newell, Revolutionary Captain, was leader of the settlement. Sevier Co., State of Franklin, held its first court here. Also seat of government for the South-of-French-Broad-and-Holston people, 1789-1791. Their "Articles of Association" adopted here in 1789.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission