Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Avery Treaty

Marker ID: THC 1A 38
Location: TN 81, Sullivan County, on Long Island about 0.25 miles west of Holston River Bridge
County: Sullivan
Coordinates: N 36° 31.652    W 082° 33.396
  36.52753333    -82.5566
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4PMJ


This treaty was consummated here on July 20, 1777, following Col. Christian's subjugation of the Cherokee, who ceded to the whites a broad domain for settlement. The NC and VA Commissioners, led by Waightstill Avery, and the Indian chiefs signed this pact which was soon violated by the settlers.