Historic Markers Across Tennessee

John Craig's Fort

Marker ID: THC 1E 100
Location: at the intersection of South Washington Street (State Highway 35) and Sevierville Road, Maryville, TN
County: Blount
Coordinates: N 35° 45.524    W 083° 57.956
  35.75873333    -83.96593333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM27VQ


Site of the original settlement of Maryville. Here Captain John Craig in 1785 erected a fort on Pistol Creek to protect settlers from Indian raids. In 1793 as many as 280 men, women, and children lived within its walls for several months, surviving an att