Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Muster Ground

Marker ID: THC 1B 33
Location: U.S. 11E, Hamblen County, in Russellville, TN
County: Hamblen
Waymark: None


In the valley directly to the north, Captain William Atkinson mustered a company of 57 volunteers for the War with Mexico. Among them was William R. Caswell, who enlisted as a private and returned a brigadier general. The area served for a long time as a meeting place for other civic and recreational gatherings.