Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Federal Underground Route

Marker ID: THC 1A 83
Location: U.S. 23, Sullivan County, between Virginia line and Morrison City
County: Sullivan
Coordinates: N 36° 35.530    W 082° 34.313
  36.59216666    -82.57188333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4ZR9


After hiding by day with his groups of recruits for the Union Army from Confederate-held Tennessee in the dense under-growth of White Oak Flats, Captain Dan Ellis passed them into Virginia near here, then crossed North Holston River before ascending Clinch Mountain enroute to Kentucky.