Boyds Creek, Tennessee

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Boyds Creek
Unincorporated community
Boyds Creek is located in Tennessee
Boyds Creek
Boyds Creek
Boyds Creek is located in USA
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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