Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Hiwassee Garrison

Marker ID: THC 2B 4
Location: U.S. 27, Rhea County, south suburbs of Dayton
County: Rhea
Waymark: None


Near here, in 1807, a fort was built to protect settlers and travelers in the Indian frontier. Troops from Southwest Point moved here on the abandonment of that outpost in 1807. In 1815, it was abandoned and the agency moved to the mouth of Agency Creek, up the river.