Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Trading Ground

Marker ID: THC 1A 102
Location: On US 421 just north of Modock Rd, in the Trade, TN
County: Johnson
Coordinates: N 36° 20.906    W 081° 44.633
  36.34843333    -81.74388333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3ZMX


This gap on the over-mountain Indian trail was used as a barter site by Indian traders before settlement. Later Daniel Boone, James Robertson and other pioneers used the Trade Gap. This easternmost settlement is one of the oldest in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Historical Commission