Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Big Spring

Marker ID: THC 1C 63
Location: 234 N. Main St, Greeneville, TN
County: Greene
Coordinates: N 36° 9.907    W 082° 49.779
  36.16511666    -82.82965
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6D4V


The site of Greeneville was a juncture of two Indian trails, and the presence of the Big Spring furnished a stopping off place for the weary Indian traveler. The Scotch-Irish pioneers made the spring the reason for the founding of Greeneville in 1783. As