Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Pemberton Oak

Marker ID: THC 1A 67
Location: on US 421  Scenic at Pemberton Rd., Bristol, TN
County: Sullivan
Coordinates: N 36┬░ 33.905    W 082┬░ 04.303
  36.56508333    -82.07171666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4Y2Y


Under the massive oak 0.3 mile SW, Col. John Pemberton assembled his command in late September, 1780, for service against the British. Joined by units from Virginia, they marched to Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga; thence the whole force, under Col. William Campbell, marched to defeat Ferguson at King's Mountain. Descendants of Col. Pemberton still own the property.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.