Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Kemmer Stand / Tavern

Marker ID: THC 2C 20
Location: at exit 327 in a Rest Area on Interstate 40, Crossville, TN
County: Cumberland
Coordinates: N 35° 55.71    W 084° 54.818
  35.9285    -84.91363333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM158J


In 1817, John Kemmer purchased land here and built Kemmer Stand, a wayside inn, at the intersection of Burke Road. It was two-story, two-section structure that housed many travelers traversing the Cumberland Plateau. At the crest of this hill lies Walton