Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Fort Loudoun Massacre

Marker ID: THC 1F 14
Location: at the intersection of Cherohala Skyway (Tennessee Route 165) and Hunt Street, Tellico Plains, TN
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 35° 22.027    W 084° 17.98
  35.36711666    -84.29966666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2GRK


Four miles N.E., at junction Cane Creek, Tellico River, Fort Loudoun’s Garrison, which had surrendered to Attakullakulla and other Cherokee chiefs, was betrayed Aug. 9, 1760 - while returning under safe conduct to Charleston. 25 were killed; 200 enslaved, and later ransomed by the Colonial Government.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.