Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Scarboro Community

Marker ID: THC 1D 29
Location: on Bethel Valley Road just east of Scarboro Road, Oak Ridge TN
County: Anderson
Coordinates: N 35° 59.064    W 084° 13.246
  35.9844    -84.22076666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5EK9


The Scarboro Community was founded by three brothers in the early 1790s. Jonathan, David and James Scarborough traveled from Virginia and settled here. Scarboro was one of four area communities that predated Oak Ridge. The community remained largely unchanged until 1942, when the creation of the secret Oak Ridge facility meant dispersal of the community.