Historic Markers Across Tennessee


Marker ID: THC 2A 11
Location: U.S. 411, Polk County, north side of Hiwassee River
County: Polk
Waymark: None


This Cherokee village stood a short distance to the west. On June 1st, 1540, DeSoto, with his expedition, camped in the open country near the town. A delegation of twenty villagers met his column, each carrying a basket of mulberries.