Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Fort Patrick Henry

Marker ID: THC 1A 41
Location: TN 93, Sullivan County, on the John B. Dennis Highway
County: Sullivan
Coordinates: N 36° 30.865    W 082° 31.985
  36.51441666    -82.53308333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMM55R


Erected near here by Lt. Co!. Wm. Russell in Sept. 1776, under orders of Col. William Christian, to serve the forces then successfully campaigning against the hostile Cherokee who had become allies of the British. Capt. Wm. Witcher's Company garrisoned the fort while other troops operated in the lower Indian country.