CUMBERLAND POINT
SEQUATCHIE VALLEY AREA OF TENNESSEE
PRIVATE COLLECTION
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   This is a rare example of a large unbroken Cumberland point from Tennessee. It was found many years ago by Lt. Col. Ben Thompson, retired Army, sometime between 1966 and his death in 1989. The location of the find site is not known but Mr. Thompsonís surface collecting area was within the Sequatchie Valley in the east central area of the state. This would include the counties of Marion, Sequatchie, Bledsoe and Cumberland.
    This Cumberland point is heavily patinated but it appears to be made from Fort Payne chert. It measures 5 5/8 inches (14.3 cm) long, 1 7/16 inches (3.7 cm) wide and 7/16 inch (1.1 cm) thick.

Large Cumberland point from Tennessee.

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