Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The New Port

Marker ID: THC 1C 18
Location: U.S. 411 at the French Broad River
County: Cocke
Waymark: None


Here, near the ford below Major Peter Fine's ferry, the town was established in 1799. It was the head of flatboat navigation on the French Broad; each spring a fleet went down river. The townsite moved about 1867, after the railroad was built along Pigeon River.