Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Colonel Robert McFarland

Marker ID: THC 1B 65
Location: On Enka Hwy south of Springvale Rd, Morristown, TN
County: Hamblen
Coordinates: N 36° 10.757    W 083° 14.018
  36.17928333    -83.23363333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM55K8


Colonel Robert McFarland 1759-1837 Then Homesite and grave of Revolutionary War officer, Colonel Robert McFarland, is located two miles North at Springvale. Born in 1759 in Orange County, North Carolina, he served in the Virginia Militia from 1776 to 1781. In 1783, McFarland moved from Washington County, Virginia to Greene County, North Carolina, Now Greene County, Tennessee. He became the first sheriff of Jefferson County, part of which is now Hamblen County, Tennessee.