Historic Markers Across Tennessee

The Walton Road

Marker ID: THC 2D 11
Location: U.S. 70N, Putnam County, west of Cookeville
County: Putnam
Waymark: None


Completed 1801, this road ran from Southwest to the junction of Caney Fork with Cumberland River, connecting East Tennessee with the Cumberland Settlements. Its engineer was Capt. William Walton, who had a Revolutionary grant near its northwestern terminus. It followed the general course of this highway hereabouts.