“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Rogersville in Hawkins County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Chisholm's Ford

Chisholm's Ford Marker post image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 23, 2022
1. Chisholm's Ford Marker post
Inscription.  3½ miles southeast, on the south side of Big Creek, “The Father of Middle Tennessee,” then a captain, lived in 1777 and 1778. A fort here was garrisoned during the Indian troubles. From there in 1779, Col. Even Shelby embarked 300 men in canoes and went down river to attack the Chickamauga towns near the present site of Chattanooga.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1B 21.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWars, US IndianWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 36° 25.474′ N, 82° 58.953′ W. Marker was in Rogersville, Tennessee, in Hawkins County. Marker was at the intersection of East Main Street and TN-347 on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1706 E Main St, Rogersville TN 37857, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location
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, measured as the crow flies. Hawkins County Milestone (a few steps from this marker); Amis House (approx. ¾ mile away); Michael Looney (approx. 1.3 miles away); Clay-Kenner House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Tennessee's First Newspaper (approx. 1.7 miles away); Alexander Peter Stewart (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Battle of Big Creek (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hawkins County, Tennessee (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rogersville.
More about this marker. Text obtained from Marking Time: East Tennessee Historical Markers and the Stories Behind Them by Fred Brown (University of Tennessee Press, 2005).
Regarding Chisholm's Ford. James Robertson has been called “The Father of Middle Tennessee”.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 12 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 13, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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