Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Sale Creek

Marker ID: THC 2A 7
Location: on Dayton Pike (US 27), near New Leggett Rd., Sale Creek, TN 
County: Hamilton
Coordinates: N 35° 22.987    W 085° 06.514
  35.38311666    -85.10856666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM23YM


So named because of an auction, near here, in 1779, of supplies furnished the Cherokees by British agents to stimulate their warfare against the settlers. The supplies were captured by frontiersmen under command of Col. Evan Shelby and sold on their return from the expedition.

Tennessee Historical Commission