Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Tillman Dixon

Marker ID: THC 3B 17
Location: TN 25, Smith County, .5 mile west of Dixon Springs
County: Smith
Waymark: None


Here this former Captain of the Revolutionary Army, from North Carolina, made the first settlement in this section about 1788¬89. He is buried north of the house. The spring to the southeast, a noted immigrant camping place, gave Dixon Springs its name. Smith County's first court was held in this house Nov. 16-17, 1799.