Cavett's Station

Other names:

Cavett's Station,1777 Frederick Calvitt scalped nearby.

Where: 35.932594,-84.056571 Cavett's Station

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    archiveCherokee Prayer Initiative:

      archive Cherokee Prayer Site Guide. Also found here. See site 503.
      X 503. Cavett's Station
      SW of Knoxville
      13 members of Cavett family killed in 1793 Maps– OM, HT, CA
      halfway between Campbell's Station and Knoxville (HC)
      1777 Frederick Calvitt scalped nearby (GW)
      9/1793– Watts attacked with 1000 warriors– killed Alexander Calvitt. Whites surrendered on promise of protection but murdered on Doublehead's orders. Station Destroyed (HC) (ET). (Watts may have tried to protect women and children) (R)
      Annals of Tennessee– pg 581

      archive Historical Notes on the Cherokee People, Linda Fulmer. Also see here.
      Sources (Bibliography).
      [OM] Alderman, The Overmountain Men, 1970.
      [HC] Emmett Starr, History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore,1921.
      [GW] Grace Steele Woodward, The Cherokees, 1963.
      [HC] Emmett Starr, History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore,1921.
      [ET] Somerset, Encyclopedia of Tennessee, 1993.
      [R] Chapman J. Milling, Red Carolinians, 1940.
      [AT] J. G. M. Ramsey, Annals of Tennessee, 1853, reprint 1967

  • Cavett's Station historical marker
    Cavett's Station
    Inscription. About 1/2 mile north was this early fortified settlement. Here on Sept 25, 1793, Alexander Cavett and 12 other settlers were massacred by a Cherokee war party under Doublehead, one of the more savage chiefs of the tribe.

    Location. 35° 55.389' N, 84° 3.515' W. Marker is in Knoxville, Tennessee, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Kingston Pike (U.S. 11 70) and Kingston Pike and Gallaher View Rd, on the right when traveling east on Kingston Pike.

  • RevWar75 RevWar75  
    Aug 1776 listing

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