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Adams in Robertson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Stores of Port Royal

Port Royal State Historic Park

 
 
Stories of Port Royal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 24, 2013
1. Stories of Port Royal Marker
Inscription. The earliest stores in Port Royal date back to the late 1790s, most of which were taverns and inns. Stores could thrive for many years due to the commerce brought in by the Great Western Road which passed through Port Royal. At various times the town had silversmiths, blacksmiths, grocers, doctors, mills, drygoods stores, cabinet and furniture makers, tailors, shoemakers and even a silk mill in the 1840s.

Where you are now standing was once the main street through Port Royal. Stores lined this street on either side for several hundred yards.

(Inscription under the photo on the bottom left)
This is Bertha Bourne on the front porch of her store around 1930. This store stood for many decades. It was located where the current highway bridge begins.

(Inscription under the photo in the bottom center)
These are letterheads from various stores located in Port Royal.
(Also)
An advertisement for B.F. Hamlett’s drug store.

(Inscription under the photo in the bottom right)
The Mallory Way Station served as a tavern and stagecoach inn from at least 1836 until the late 19th century. It later served as a grocery store and then a private residence in the 20th century. The Port Royal ferry was also operated by whomever owned this building. The foundation of this
Stories of Port Royal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 24, 2013
2. Stories of Port Royal Marker
Note the foundation of the building behind the marker.
building is in front of you. Photo taken in mid 1970s.
 
Erected by Tennessee State Parks.
 
Location. 36° 33.233′ N, 87° 8.483′ W. Marker is in Adams, Tennessee, in Robertson County. Marker is on Port Royal Road (SR238) south of Old Clarksville Springfield Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Adams TN 37010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1859 Masonic Lodge & General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Town of Port Royal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Port Royal (approx. 1.1 miles away); Renfroe's Station (approx. 3.4 miles away); Red River Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Bell Witch (approx. 4.9 miles away); Fort Redmond (approx. 4.9 miles away); Willie Blount (approx. 6.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Adams.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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