“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Near Crossville in Cumberland County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Kemmer Stand / Tavern

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August 20, 2009
1. Kammer Stand / Tavern Marker
Inscription.  In 1817, John Kemmer purchased land here and built Kemmer Stand, a wayside inn, at the intersection of Burke Road. It was two-story, two-section structure that housed many travelers traversing the Cumberland Plateau. At the crest of this hill lies Walton or Great Stage Road. Built in 1800, it was the first federal road across the Plateau.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2 C 20.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 35° 55.71′ N, 84° 54.818′ W. Marker is near Crossville, Tennessee, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Interstate 40. Marker is at exit 327 in Rest Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crossville TN 38558, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Champ Ferguson (a few steps from this marker); Cumberland County Families (approx. 5.1 miles away); Thomas "Big Foot" Spencer (approx. 5.1 miles away); Cumberland County's First Steam Engine
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August 20, 2009
2. Kammer Stand / Tavern Marker
(approx. 6.4 miles away); Cumberland County at War (approx. 6.4 miles away); Grandview Normal Institute (approx. 13 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,756 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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