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Camp Blount is the only historical monument in the State of Tennessee dedicated to the War of 1812.
The Kings Mountain Messenger Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution erected the granite monument on Oct. 13, 1913.
Camp Blount served as the rendezvous point and mustering ground for thousands of Tennessee soldiers from the period of late 1813 to 1814, led by General Andrew Jackson against the Creek Indians during the War or 1812. This commemorative monument has been moved twice as the site of Camp Blount was developed for commercial uses. The monument now rests in front on Wal-Mart on Huntsville Highway in Fayetteville.
In April and May of 2010, the Kings Mountain Messenger Chapter DAR had the monument repaired. A new support base and plaque were placed by Billy Langford of Langford Monuments.
On May 15, 2010, the chapter held a rededication program at the monument site. At that time, the monument stood between two beautiful large oak trees.
“As you know, we lost one of the oak trees in August 2011. On Thursday, June 28, the other grand old oak tree had to be cut down due to large branches falling from the tree,” said Kristin M. Armitage, regent.
The tree was removed with no damage to the monument.
Camp Blount has stood the test of time. Next year, Oct. 13, 2013, the monument will be 100 years old.
“By our DAR Chapter having the repair work done and the removal of the dead oak trees, the War of 1812 monument will live on to remind our citizens of the importance of the monument to our community.”