Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Fork of the River

Marker ID: THC 1E 4
Location: U.S. 25W, Knox County, east approach to Holston River Bridge
County: Knox
Waymark: None


5 miles south, Devereaux Gilliam founded a station where the French Broad and Holston Rivers meet, on an aboriginal mound, site of a Cherokee hunting camp. The stone house built by Col. Francis A. Ramsey in 1797 still stands nearby. Mecklenburg, where his