Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Parson's Thrnpike



Marker ID: THC 1E 52
Location: US. 129, Blount County, at lower road to Calderwood, TN
County: Blount
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Waymark: None
 



Text:

Charter for this turnpike was first issued to members of the Houston family in 1822; in 1825 to Joshua Parsons and John Isbill, to Benjamin Johnston in 1854 and to Boyd McMurray in 1869. It ran from the mouth of Abrams Creek to North Carolina, connecting