Near here was born John Sevier, pioneer and soldier, September 23, 1745. He was a leader in the Indian wars and at the battle of King's Mountain, 1780. He was the only governor of the short-lived state of Franklin and the first governor of Tennessee. Sevier died in Georgia, September 24, 1815.
Geographic Location: Shenandoah County
Physical Description of Location: South Congress Street (Route 11), New Market, VA. Marker is on right when traveling south, about 1/5 of a mile south of Shenvalee Golf Course.
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