Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Bean Station

Marker ID: THC 1B 59
Location: U.S. 11W, Grainger County, in Bean Station
County: Grainger
Waymark: None


One of Tennessee's earliest settlements. This valley was a warpath for the Cherokees, was followed by Daniel Boone to Cumberland Gap, and was traveled by Davy Crockett. To the right of Highway 11 W stood Bean Fort, built by William Bean, one of the first