Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Stagecoach Tavern

Marker ID: THC 3B 16
Location: U.S. 31W Sumner County, 1.5 miles south at junction with TN 52
County: Sumner
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None


Built in 1837 by Carter, Hough & Herriford, then operating the Louisville-Nashville stage line, this succeeded the notorious Cheek tavern as an overnight stopping place. Building of the railroad in 1859 caused abandonment of the line. Nearby, over Red River is one of the dry stone-arch bridges used by the old road.