Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Fort Blount

Marker ID: THC 3B 6
Location: TN 53, Jackson County, at Flynn slick
County: Jackson
Waymark: None


2 1/2 miles southwest, on the west bank of Cumberland River, this fort was built about 1784 to protect the settlers' route between the Cumberland Settlements and the East. Williamsburg, the first county seat of Smith County, grew up nearby. The old building used as a county jail still stands.