1780 (1776?)– Burned by Sevier's men
Where: 35.23426 -84.55679 Hiwassee
Maps: [map notes]
- Cherokee Prayer Initiative:
Cherokee Prayer Site Guide. Also found here. See site 562
X 562. Hiwassee, Great Hiwassee
Hiwassee River, Polk County (SW)
1780's– only a few houses remaining (CW)
1780– Burned by Sevier's men (F)
Historical Notes on the Cherokee People, Linda Fulmer. Also see here.
[SW] John R. Swanton, The Indian Tribes of North America, 1952
[CW] Theda Perdue, Cherokee Women, 1998
[F] Vicki Rozema, Footsteps of the Cherokees, a Guide to the Eastern Homelands of the Cherokee Nation, 1954.
Search for hiwassee.
- CPI Map: Southeast Tennessee (Polk County, South of Hiawassee River) #562
Great Hiwassee (Ayouwasi) – located in present-day Polk County, Tennessee, along the Hiwassee River at the base of the Unicoi Mountains, where the river levels into a fertile plain. The site is now farmland. The term "Hiwassee" means "savanna" or "plain." Hiwassee is sometimes called "Hiwassee Old Town." 35.24314°N 84.58149°W
 ^ Mooney, Myths of the Cherokee and Sacred Formulas of the Cherokee, 512.
Note slightly different location.
- Sep 1776: 9/1776 Valley Towns (Hiwassee River). American victory. Ref: CPI
- Oct 1776: 10/1776 Tuskeegee and Overhill Towns. American victory. Ref. CPI, Boatner.
Confidence level:: See above.