Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Greasy Cove Racetrack

Marker ID: THC 1A 39
Location: on Jackson Love Hwy., Erwin, TN
County: Unicoi
Coordinates: N 36° 7.443    W 082° 26.456
  36.12405    -82.44093333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5HQ9


In the Vally 500 yards north were held, many kinds of frontier diversions, including racing on a half~mile semicircular track. here, in 1788, Andrew Jackson, then 21 years old, rode his horse in a match race against a horse belonging to Col. Robert Love,ridden by a professional jockey. Jackson Lost.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.