Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Dodson's Ford

Marker ID: THC 1B 25
Location: TN 70, Hawkins County, bridge over Holston River
County: Hawkins
Waymark: None


Just upriver in this ford, where the Great War and Trading Path crossed the Holston. John Honeycutt lived here in 1777. In October, 1780, the forces under Col. Arthur Campbell gathered here before going downriver to the attack on the Overhill Cherokee towns of Chota, Talequah, Tallassee, and others.