Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Rockwood Oak

Marker ID: THC 1F 19
Location: on S Kingston Ave. north of E Rockwood St., Rockwood, TN
County: Roane
Coordinates: N 35° 51.956    W 084° 41.089
  35.86593333    -84.68481666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM280W


Here in the late 18th Century, the Cherokee had a tollgate where they exacted tribute from travelers between the Watauga Settlements and the Cumberland country. Here James Glasgow, John Hackett and Littlepage Sims arranged with Talootlske, of the Cherokee, for the lines of the Indian Reservation and the town of Rockwood boundaries. The tree blew down in 1925.