Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Gamble's Station

Marker ID: THC 1E 48
Location: U.S. 321 0.4 miles north of Foothills Parkway, Walland TN
County: Blount
Coordinates: N 35° 43.726    W 083° 49.049
  35.72876666    -83.81748333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMCDFW


A mile north, on Little River, Josias Gamble built a fort in 1740. Gov. William Blount came here in 1790, to pacify and disperse a gathering of settlers about to attack the Indians to recover stolen horses. The fort was never attacked, but was a frequent