Historic Markers Across Tennessee

White Plains

Marker ID: THC 2D 21
Location: Putnam County, Old Walton Road, between Algood and I-40
County: Putnam
Coordinates: N 36° 10.654    W 085° 27.064
  36.17756666    -85.45106666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


William P. Quarles, a Revolutionary War veteran, settled here in 1805. A favorite stopping place on the Old Walton Road, which was built by the state in the early 1800s to join Nashville with Knoxville, White Plains contained a first-class inn, school, and general store. Putnam County's first post office was located here.