Historic Markers Across Tennessee

William Beans Cabin

Marker ID: THC 1A 5
Location: at the intersection of North Roan Street (Tennessee Route 36) and Pickens Bridge Road, Johnson City, TN
County: Washington
Coordinates: N 36° 23.387    W 082° 24.634
  36.38978333    -82.41056666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM55JY


About 1½ miles to the east on a knoll beside Boone’s Creek, a monument marks the spot near where William Bean, first permanent white settler in Tennessee, built his cabin in 1769. The site was previously used by Daniel Boone as a hunting camp. Russell Bean, first child of permanent settlers was born here.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.