Buried Treasure in Tennessee -
Six Places To Search
Buried treasure in Tennessee that you can find. Others have searched and located treasures of various kinds. With some knowledge, you can become one of the lucky ones also. However, before you go searching for them, there are a few things you need to do. You need to do more research on the particular treasures listed below, and you need a metal detector.
Doing research is not difficult, but it is important. The more information you have regarding a lost treasure, the better your chances of locating one. Use the Internet and check out the National Archives website. Visit the local historical societies of the area you would like to treasure hunt in. Read old newspaper articles, or magazines that have any information about the treasure you are searching for. Ask questions of anyone who may be able to help you, and keep detailed notes. Sometimes the research takes more time than actually searching for the treasure.
If you do not own a metal detector you should purchase one. Buy a good used model from a reputable manufacturer, or purchase a low end, new detector that costs between $350 - $450. You don’t need a detector that cost a thousand dollars or more, and that has more knobs and switches than a Boeing Jet. The high end model detectors more often than not just confuses the new user. If you have a less expensive model. All you need to do is read and understand the owners manual, and practice using your metal detector.
Here are six areas to begin your search for buried treasure in Tennessee.
The John Winters Treasure - a large treasure of gold coins, and silver plate was buried by John Winters, on his farm, located approximately two miles north of Erin on route 13.
The John Murrell Treasure - John Murrell was an outlaw. It has been reported that he buried approximately one million dollars in gold near his home. The stone house was approximately three miles south of Dancyville.
The Cefe Wenton Treasure - Cefe Wenton was a miser and a farmer. Supposedly, in the 1860’s, he buried a large treasure in gold coins on his farm. Wenton and his wife were tortured during a robbery attempt, and both died without revealing where the treasure was located. In 1923 a small keg of coins was found on his farm. However, it was believed to be just a small portion of the treasure. The farm was located near Hillsboro, on route 41.
Joseph Thompson Hare was an outlaw who terrorized and robbed travelers on the Natchez Trace. Supposedly, he buried much of his stolen loot on the banks of Wolfe Creek, not far from Rossville on route 57.
Union troops buried a large amount of Civil War valuables and money after they attacked Atlanta. Apparently, they hid the treasure in a cave on Monteagle Mountain near Monteagle.
Cherokee Indian raiders supposedly buried half a million dollars in gold bullion in a Indian Mound near Log Mountain, approximately six miles northeast of Luttrell.
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Anytime you are going on to private property be sure to ask for permission. If you are going on to State or Federal lands to search for buried treasure in Tennessee, you should know the laws of that State.