Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Cheek's Crossroads

Marker ID: THC 1B 36
Location: on E Andrew Johnson Highway (U.S. 11), Morristown, TN
County: Hamblen
Coordinates: N 36° 15.037    W 083° 12.697
  36.25061666    -83.21161666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM57MF


Here the Kentucky Road, from Cumberland Gap to the Carolinas, crossed the Stage Road, from Abingdon, Va., to the west. In 1790, Jesse Cheek had a store about 50 yds. N.E. On this spot the Deaderick family operated a store with various partners in 1802. James Deaderick closed it to study law in 1844, later becoming chief justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.