Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Suck

Marker ID: THC 2A 30
Location: TN 8, Hamilton County, on Signal Mountain
County: Hamilton
Waymark: None


Below here, where Suck Creek enters Tennessee River, was a formidable whirlpool and rapids, a navigational hazard for pioneer users of the river. Frequently used as an ambush location by the Chickamauga’s, it was the scene of an exciting adventure of the Donelson party enroute to Nashborough, now Nashville, 1780.