Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Old Dutch Settlement

Marker ID: THC 1C 31
Location: 123 Fox Cemetery Road, Sevierville, TN
County: Sevier
Coordinates: N 35° 54.604    W 083° 22.509
  35.91006666    -83.37515
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMDM5Y


"Old Dutch Settlement"

Here was an early German settlement. First settlers were Jacob Derrick, Jacob Bird, and Adam Fox. A fort stood on Derrick's land nearby. Mark Fox was killed by Indians on Muddy Creek, 1787; he was buried in Fox Cemetery. An early Lutheran church is believed to have been near the cemetery.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.