Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Nickajack Cave

Marker ID: THC 2B 7
Location: Interstate 24 Eastbound - Mile Marker 160 Rest Area, Jasper, TN
County: Marion
Coordinates: N 35° 1.441    W 085° 33.5
  35.02401666    -85.55833333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMCZ4


5¼ miles southeast was the town of Nickajack or Anikusatiyi, destroyed by Ore's force, Sept. 14, 1794. The town occupied a space between the river and the cave in which was a storehouse for plunder. It was also used by the Confederacy during the War Between the States as a source of saltpeter.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.