Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Rocky Mount

Marker ID: THC 1A 7
Location: on Bristol Highway (State Highway 34) near Hyder Hill Road, Piney Flats, TN
County: Sullivan
Coordinates: N 36° 24.429    W 082° 20.396
  36.40715    -82.33993333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5HQ2


300 yards to the southeast is the home of William Cobb, pioneer. First seat of government of the Southwest Territory, October 10, 1790: Governor William Blount had headquarters here till removal to Knoxville, the new capital, in 1792. Andrew Jackson lived here six weeks while waiting for a license to practice law.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.