Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Wear's Fort

Marker ID: THC 1C 16
Location: The Great Somky Mountains Highway (Route 441), Pigeon Forge, TN
County: Sevier
Coordinates: N 35° 48.405    W 083° 34.655
  35.80675    -83.57758333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1165


Col. Samuel Wear settled near the mouth of Walden's Creek in 1783. He fought at King's Mountain and later in Indian Wars, was first county clerk of Sevier County. State of Franklin, and the territorial government and the State of Tennessee.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.