Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Reelfoot Lake

Marker ID: THC 4B 7
Location: on Kentucky St. (TN 78) at Carrington Rd., Tiptonville, TN
County: Lake
Coordinates: N 36° 24.872    W 089° 26.429
  36.41453333    -89.44048333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM26H2


To the east, 65 square miles in extent, this lake was formed by the earthquake of 1811-12, which also changed somewhat the course of the Mississippi River. It is now plentifully stocked with fish, the abode of numerous wild animals and fowl and is partially a game reserve.

Tennessee Historical Commission