Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Unicoi Thrnpike

Marker ID: THC 1E 58
Location: U.S. 129 & 411, Loudon County, at Thompson's Bridge Road
County: Loudon
Waymark: None


Five miles south, at Henley's Ferry, is the beginning of this highway, also known as the Wachesa Trail. Built 1813-1816, it became the great highway from the coast to the Tennessee settlements. It followed generally the route of the Overhill Trading Path to Murphy, N.C.