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Boyds Creek
The French Broad River and rural fringe in Boyds Creek
The French Broad River and rural fringe in Boyds Creek
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Sevier
Elevation
899 ft (274 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
37862, 37876
GNIS feature ID 1314721

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.

Geography

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

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