Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Running Water Town

Marker ID: THC 2B 5
Location: at the western approach to the Tennessee River bridge on US 41-64-72.
County: Marion
Coordinates: N 35° 01.739    W 085° 32.913
  35.02898333    -85.54855
Waymark: WMNM42


700 yards southeast, troops under Major Ore defeated the Chickamauga Cherokees under the half-breed John Watts and destroyed their town, Tuskigagee, on Sept. 13, 1794. The town was in the pass in the distance. Dragging Canoe, the great chief, is buried near there.