Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Panther Springs

Marker ID: THC 1B 37
Location: at the intersection of Old Highway 11-E (Tennessee Route 11E) and Panther Creek Road, Morristown, TN
County: Hamblen
Coordinates: N 36° 11.128    W 083° 22.448
  36.18546666    -83.37413333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6B94


1/2 mile along the Old Stage Road, a thriving pioneer community grew up around the enormous spring at which one Col. Bradley killed a panther. Panther Springs Academy was here. Tate's Store, also the post office, was the meeting place for the commissioners who created Hamblen County. In the spring are remains of an Indian mill.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.