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Burial Site of Gov. John Sevier - Knoxville, TN | by (aka Brent)
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Burial Site of Gov. John Sevier - Knoxville, TN

Sevier was the first governor of Tennessee. His body's original burial place was near where he died. However, it was moved (along with his wife Bonny Kate) to the Knox County Courthouse in Knoxville, the city which was the state Capital at the time.


Photography lighting note: I have uploaded a picture from this spot before, but there was interesting natural light this time. This marker faces north, so it never gets direct sunlight. The sun was reflecting off of the mirrored Plaza Tower giving this neat effect.


A couple of years ago, an associate challenged me to find all of the Tennessee Governor's burial sites. This is #12 in my quest, so I am finally taking it seriously. My list: 1) John Sevier 3) Willie Blount 9) James K Polk 13) William Trousdale 15) Andrew Johnson 17) William G. Brownlow 22) Alvin Hawkins 23) William B Bate 25) John P. Buchanan 35) Austin Peay 36) Henry Horton 44) Ray Blanton.

See all of them here.

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Taken on February 27, 2016