Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Camp Blount

Marker ID: THC 3G 41
Location: on Huntsville Highway (U.S. 231/431) half a mile south of Wilson Parkway/Thornton Taylor Parkway (Bypass U.S. 64), Fayetteville, TN
County: Lincoln
Coordinates: N 35° 8.167    W 086° 34
  35.13611666    -86.56666666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3T8B


In September 1813 the Army of West Tennessee assembled at Camp Blount on the Elk River just north and east of these oaks. On October 7th, Major General Andrew Jackson arrived in Fayetteville to take command of the army which, included Sam Houston and David Crockett. "Old Hickory's" army marched south to Alabama and defeated the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend which prevented the Creeks from aiding the British in the War of 1812.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.