Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Port Royal

Marker ID: THC 3C 45
Location: U.S. 79. Montgomery County. at County Road 6118
County: Montgomery
Waymark: None


One mile N., at confluence of Red River and Sulphur Fork Creek, is Port Royal, early center of commerce and manufacture. It was settled in 1784 and nearby was held the first court in Tennessee County, N.C., established in 1788. The Red River Baptist Church was organized here in 1791. A covered bridge, erected in 1903, spans the Red River here.