Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Riggs Tavern

Marker ID: THC 1B 32
Location: U.S. 11E Hamblen County, Russellville
County: Hamblen
Waymark: None


Built by Samuel Riggs before 1800. Andrew Jackson, Prince Louis Phillipe and other notables stopped here. It was the scene of the killing of Crockett Cain by friends of Bill Bewley, who had been killed by Cain a few minutes previously, in the bloody Cain-Bewley feud during the War Between the States.