Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Racoon Valley

Marker ID: THC 1D 21
Location: TN 33, Union County, south of Maynardsville
County: Union
Coordinates: N 36° 13.701    W 083° 50.444
  36.22835    -83.84073333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNKG2


Named for Captain John (Racoon) Miller whose blockhouse stood near this site. Captain Miller, born in 1747 in Newberry County, South Carolina, served in the Washington County, Virginia, militia in 1776 before migrating to this area in 1777. He married Eva Whitener in 1776 and died on August 25, 1832. He is buried in Ousley Cemetery, Union County.