Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Womack's Old Fort

Marker ID: THC 1A 80
Location: at the intersection of Bluff City Highway (Tennessee Route 37) and Silver Grove Road, Bluff City, TN
County: Sullivan
Coordinates: N 36° 28.67    W 082° 15.787
  36.47783333    -82.26311666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM68M3


2.1 Mi. E. on Island Park Road and on hill to left above the spring stood the residence fort of Captain Jacob Womack, who served in colonial & Revolutionary wars. Built before 1774 it served to protect nearby settlers from Indian attacks. About 1785 Capt. Womack moved farther west and the fort was abandoned.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.