Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Old Stone Fort

Marker ID: THC 2E 5
Location: Murfreesboro Hwy (U.S. 41), Manchester, TN
County: Coffee
Coordinates: N 35° 29.377    W 086° 5.7
  35.48961666    -86.095
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


About 1/2 mi. S.W. are remains of stone fortification and moat of ancient and unknown origin. One theory is that it was built by a party of 12th Century Welch voyagers who entered the country via the Gulf of Mexico. Near here also was the capital of the I