Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Sawyer's Fort

Marker ID: THC 1A 35
Location: TN 91, Knox County, .5 mile west of Grainger County line
County: Carter
Waymark: None


In this locality, about 1785, Col. John Sawyer, a soldier of the Revolution, built a homestead and fort for protection against Indians. Emory Road, which ran southwest to the Clinch River in 1788, passed through here.