Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Where Houston Enlisted

Marker ID: THC 1E 16
Location: at the intersection of Broadway Ave. and Cusick St., Maryville, TN
County: Blount
Coordinates: N 35° 45.362    W 083° 58.269
  35.75603333    -83.97115
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM27VM


Here, where Blount County's first courthouse stood, Sam Houston "took a dollar from the drum", thus marking his first enlistment in the United States Army, March 24, 1813. This culminated in his command of the Army of Texas, which decisively defeated the