Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Fort Blount



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



Text:

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.