Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Early Outpost

Marker ID: THC 3C 3
Location: U.S. 41A, Montgomery County, north of Red River
County: Montgomery
Waymark: None


100 yards south is the stone blockhouse built as an outpost by Colonel Valentine Sevier in 1791. On Nov. 11, .1794, the fort was attacked and six persons killed, including his son, James. His daughter, Rebecca, was scalped but recovered.