Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Bowman's Ferry

Marker ID: THC 1E 93
Location: Knox County, John Sevier Highway, near French Broad River bridge
County: Knox
Waymark: None


Two and one-half miles upstream was Bowman's Ferry; later Hodge's or Riverdale Ferry. It was used by Federal forces who purchased supplies for Knoxville during its siege by Confederate General Longstreet in late 1863. The supplies were floated down the Fr