Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Hickory Cove

Marker ID: THC 1B 26
Location: At TN 70 at Hickory Cove Road, Hawkins, TN
County: Hawkins
Coordinates: N 36° 27.847    W 082° 58.535
  36.46411666    -82.97558333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3Q52


This hill-locked body of land was discovered in 1774 by Castleton Brooks, one-time Long Hunter, who settled here in 1775 and was killed by Indians in 1777. A fort was here in 1775, under the command of Capt. Robert Kyle.

Tennessee Historical Commission