Published On: Tue, Feb 18th, 2014

Will Kinton to lecture at Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

Feb. 23.  Kinton, a Fort Loudoun State Park Ranger, will lecture on the Tellico Blockhouse.  He will discuss the uniform and equipment that U.S. soldiers were issued during the time of the Tellico Blockhouse (1794-1807).  He will also discuss the impact of the Tellico Blockhouse upon U.S. relations with the Cherokee and the incentives that the Cherokee had for trading with the Spanish in Pensacola and the U.S. at the Blockhouse.  This program is free and open to the public and is funded in part from the East TN Foundation’s grant, John D. Grubb and Louise G. Sumner Fund for Monroe County grant.  Info: (423) 884-6246, email,