Boyds Creek, Tennessee

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Boyds Creek
Unincorporated community
Boyds Creek is located in Tennessee
Boyds Creek
Boyds Creek
Location within the state of Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°55′24″N 83°39′33″W / 35.92333°N 83.65917°W / 35.92333; -83.65917Coordinates: 35°55′24″N 83°39′33″W / 35.92333°N 83.65917°W / 35.92333; -83.65917
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Sevier
Elevation 899 ft (274 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 37876
GNIS feature ID 1314721[1]

Boyds Creek is an unincorporated community in Sevier County, Tennessee, United States. It is named for a small southward-flowing tributary of the French Broad River of the same name, which itself derives its name from a Virginian trader, killed by a band of Cherokee Indians, whose body was thrown into the stream. The creek was the site of a 1780 battle (The Battle of Boyd's Creek) between white settlers and Cherokee angry at the settlers' encroachment onto their hunting territory.[2]

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The community has a mean elevation of 899 feet (274 metres).[1]

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