Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Edward Cox Home

Marker ID: THC 1A 68
Location: at the intersection of Bluff City Highway (State Highway 390) and Salls Road on Bluff City Highway, Bluff City, TN
County: Sullivan
Coordinates: N 36° 29.753    W 082° 15.694
  36.49588333    -82.26156666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM68ME


This pioneer from Maryland built the house which stands .01 mi. N., in 1773, bringing his bride here in 1775. Following his return from the Revolution, he opened his house to Methodist missionary preachers. Bishop Francis Asbury was a frequent visitor, and held an early conference in the house.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.