Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Ball Camp

Marker ID: THC 1E 32
Location: at the intersection of Kingston Pike (U.S. 11, 70) and Cedar Bluff Road and Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN
County: Knox
Coordinates: N 35° 54.676    W 084° 5.272
  35.91126666    -84.08786666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


About 3 miles NW, on Plumb Creek, Nicholas Ball, trapper and Long Hunter, established a camp which was used by westbound emigrants. Several years after founding this camp he was killed by Indians near Wells Station, Dec 23 1793.

Erected by Tennessee His