Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Watauga Fort

Marker ID: THC 1A 8
Location: 1651 West Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, TN
County: Carter
Coordinates: N 36° 20.622    W 082° 15.023
  36.3437    -82.25038333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2A8P


400 yards northward and ½ mile northeast of the mouth of Gap Creek, stood Watauga Fort. Here, July 21, 1776, the settlers under Captain James Robertson repulsed the Cherokees under Old Abraham of Chilhowee, and Lt. John Sevier rescued “Bonny Kate” Sherrell.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.