South Knoxville Patriot  LbNA # 28205

OwnerMichel LaBranche    
Placed DateJan 9 2007
LocationKnoxville, TN
Found By scouttrekkie
Last Found Sep 24 2010
Hike Distance?

Terrain: easy - short hill
Child friendly: very
Hand-carved stamp: yes
Stamp pad and pencil: provided or use own

South Knoxville is sometimes referred to by locals as, “the forgotten South” because it lacks the amenities found in other parts of the city. But here, south of the Tennessee River, can be found a modest monument to Revolutionary War soldier, John Doyle, 1748 – 1837.

For his service to the nation as a private in the Maryland Continental Line, he received a Charter for bounty land here in the young state of Tennessee. His grave has been memorialized with a plaque placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The hill-top, family cemetery plot is located on land where once lived patriot, John Doyle, and his present-day descendants. The land doesn't look very good for raising corn. I wonder if Private Doyle got his corn ground at the mill operated by the Martins?

Once parked, march out on a short path. Guarded by a giant limbed sentry half as old as Private Doyle, is a secondary route, bearing 125 degrees, that will lead you to victory. Standing at the gate, march to a fence corner bearing 15 degrees. From this corner, look for a tree at 240 degrees. There, at the base, protected by a horizontal stone monument of its own, will be your bounty.

Pause to remember all of our past and present patriots. George Washington is in this letterbox for the first finder to keep! Watch here for more future clues to other area Patriots.