Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Early Tollgate

Marker ID: THC 1E 37
Location: U.S. 129, Blount County, south of Calderwood, TN
County: Blount
Waymark: None


The chimney marks the location of a tollhouse on the Tennessee River Turnpike, which operated in 1829. Connecting Blount County, TN, with Macon County, N.C., across the Great Smokies, it was an important route in livestock commerce between production cent