Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Bean Station

Marker ID:  
Location: on  Dixie Hwy (TN 32), Thorn Hill, TN
County: Grainger
Coordinates: N 36° 20.980    W 083° 23.643
  36.34966666    -83.39405
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM55KP


One of Tennessee's earliest settlements. The valley you see was a warpath for the Cherokees, led by Daniel Boone to Cumberland Gap and was traveled by Davy Crockett. Across Highway 11W to the right stood Bean Fort, built by William Bean, first permanent w