Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Mitchell's Hollow

Marker ID: THC 1B 24
Location: U.S. 11W, Hawkins County, 1 mile northwest of Yellow Store
County: Hawkins
Coordinates: N 36° 27.767    W 082° 54.133
  36.46278333    -82.90221666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


About two miles southwest, about 1780, young Joab Mitchell, who had successfully made the trip to the North Fork of the Holston bringing salt for the besieged garrison at Big Creek Fort, was ambushed and mortally wounded by Indians. Beating them off, he galloped his horse to the fort, where he died.