Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Fort Huntingdon Smith

Marker ID: THC 1E 81
Location: Knox County, in Knoxville, Payne Avenue, Green School
County: Knox
Waymark: None


A large Federal earthwork fronting 150 yards on Welcker Avenue, occupied the site of the Green School, commanding the valley to the north. During the Confederate siege of Knoxville, Nov. 17-Dec. 4, 1863, it was defended by the 24th Ind. Btry. (6 James 3.8