Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Brown's Ferry

Marker ID: THC 2A 14
Location: Kellys Ferry Road at Browns Ferry Road, Chattanooga, TN
County: Hamilton
Coordinates: N 35° 01.230    W 085° 21.961
  35.0205    -85.36601666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM50VB


About 3.3 miles north, near the route of the Great War and Trading Path, John Brown, a Cherokee half-breed, established a ferry and tavern in 1800. It was much used by drovers going to and from markets. Legend say that some were robbed and murdered here.

Tennessee Historical Commission