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

Bean Station

Bean Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 30, 2013
1. Bean Station Marker
Inscription. This was one of the first settlements in Tennessee. William Bean and Daniel Boone camped here in 1775. Indians massacred the first settler, a farmer named English. Permanently settled by William II, Robert, George and Jessie Bean, who were granted over 3,000 acres of land along German Creek for Revolutionary services; William II and Robert being captains of militia. The Bean house located seventy feet south of this marker, formed one corner of the fort and was built over a spring to insure water for defenders in case of siege. Here was the intersection of Daniel Boone’s trail and the great war path of the Cherokees, later a crossing of Baltimore to Nashville stage road and Kentucky to Carolina turnpike. Bean Station was a post village and important stopping place for travelers. Whiteside Inn was built in 1811. Bean Station Inn built 1814, was the largest tavern between Washington and New Orleans. John Sevier, Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, Henry Clay, and Andrew Johnson were among notable men entertained here. Bean Station and valley was the scene of battle between armies of Longstreet and Burnside during the Civil War.
Erected 1929 by Nancy Ward Chapter, Daughters of American Revolution, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Location. 36° 19.848′ 
Bean Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 30, 2013
2. Bean Station Marker
N, 83° 22.098′ W. Marker is in Bean Station, Tennessee, in Grainger County. Marker is on Bean Station Cemetery Road south of Old Lee Hwy (US 11W), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bean Station TN 37708, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Bean's Station (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Bean Station (approx. 1.9 miles away); Return From Kentucky (approx. 7.7 miles away); Mulberry Grove (approx. 8.2 miles away); Williams Home Place (approx. 8.2 miles away); Morristown College (approx. 8.6 miles away); Welcome to the Overlook at Panther Creek State Park (approx. 8.8 miles away); Johnson's First Tailor Shop (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bean Station.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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