Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Crab Orchard

Marker ID: THC 2C 2
Location: U.S. 70 in city limits [Crab Orchard], TN
County: Cumberland
Waymark: None


A battle here on Aug. 13, 1794, between frontiersmen under Lt. McClellan and Creek Indians, resulted in the repulse of the Creeks and the killing of four white men. A famous camping place on the Cumberland Road, the Crab Orchard Tavern stood on the small