Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Carriger's Landing

Marker ID: THC 1A 21
Location: TN 91, Carter County, at east outskirts of Hunter, TN
County: Carter
Coordinates: N 36° 22.134    W 082° 09.747
  36.3689    -82.16245
Waymark: WMP28X


Here, where Stony Creek empties into Watauga River, corn, wheat, wrought iron, etc., were loaded into flatboats for shipment in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Emigrants, with gear and families, also embarked here for westward travel. The brick house nearby was built by Christian Carriger, son of the original settler, Godfrey, Sr.