Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Fort Henry ~ Feb. 6, 1862

Marker ID: THC 3C 35
Location: at the intersection of Donelson Pkwy (U.S. 79) and Fort Henry Road, Dover, TN
County: Stewart
Coordinates: N 36° 27.38    W 088° 0.812
  36.45633333    -88.01353333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM16BY


About 4 mi. N. this one of two forts erected to deny Tennessee River to the Federals. Ft. Heiman faced it from the Kentucky side. It was surrendered following naval bombardment, to Flag Officer A.H. Foote, USN, by Brig. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman, CSA, who had about 60 men remaining. From there, U.S. Grant marched his Army of the Ohio to besiege Ft. Donelson.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.