Historic Markers Across Tennessee

James Robertson

Marker ID: THC 1B 23
Location: U.S. 11W, Hawkins County, 1 mile west of junction with U.S. 70
County: Hawkins
Waymark: None


3 1/2 miles southeast, on the south side of Big Creek, "The Father of Middle Tennessee," then a captain, lived in 1777 and 1778. A fort here was garrisoned during the Indian troubles. From there in 1779, Col. Evan Shelby embarked 300 men in canoes and went down river to attack the Chickamauga towns near the present site of Chattanooga.