Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Joseph Vann's Town

Marker ID: THC 2A 38
Location: TN 58, Hamilton County, south of Wolftever Creek
County: Hamilton
Coordinates: N 35° 8.726    W 085° 6.723
  35.14543333    -85.11205
Waymark: None


About 1/2 mile N. of here, a Chickamauga village was destroyed by Evan Shelby's punitive expedition of 1799. Following his expulsion from Georgia, this wealthy Cherokee chief built a homestead here, with three racetracks, about which a new village grew up. It was abandoned at the Cherokee expulsion of 1838. Vann's house stood until 1900.