Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Thomas Kilgore, 1715-1823

Marker ID: THC 3C 47
Location: TN 25, Robertson County, about. 75 mile west of Cross Plains
County: Robertson
Waymark: None


One hundred yards south is the grave of Thomas Kilgore, Revolutionary War veteran from North Carolina, close friend of James Robertson, and one of the earliest settlers of this area. Kilgore first visited here at age 62 in 1778 and returned in 1779 to erect an important early stockaded fort, "Kilgore's Station," to which became a point of gathering and departure for the settlers of this part of Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.