Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Thomas "Big Foot" Spencer

Marker ID: THC 2C 12
Location: on US 70
County: Cumberland
Coordinates: N 35° 53.221    W 084° 50.316
  35.88701666    -84.8386
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Thomas Sharp Spencer first visited Middle Tennessee in 1776. In the spring of 1778 he became the first Caucasian to clear land, build a cabin, and grow corn in the area. The following winter he resided in a giant hollow sycamore tree south of Bledsoe's Li