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Sparta in White County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Rock House

 
 
The Rock House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deanna Lack, July 11, 2014
1. The Rock House Marker
Inscription. Built of Tennessee sandstone between 1835 and 1839 by Barlow and Madison Fisk, the Rock House served as a frontier toll house and stagecoach inn along the Wilderness Trail. President Andrew Jackson stopped here on his trips to and from Washington to visit Samuel Denton, owner and operator of the Rock House. Other notable visitors included President James K. Polk and Sam Houston.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2D 35.)
 
Location. 35° 55.159′ N, 85° 24.07′ W. Marker is in Sparta, Tennessee, in White County. Marker is on Crossville Highway (Old U.S. 70). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sparta TN 38583, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Rock House (here, next to this marker); George Gibbs Dibrell (approx. 3.1 miles away); Lester Flatt (approx. 3.2 miles away); White County (approx. 3.6 miles away); The War Around Sparta (approx. 3.6 miles away); Bragg Invades Kentucky (approx. 4.3 miles away); Earl Webb (approx. 5.6 miles away); Bragg’s March to Kentucky (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparta.
 
Also see . . .
The Rock House image. Click for full size.
By Deanna Lack, July 11, 2014
2. The Rock House
 Video Story of the Rock House. Provided by White County Chamber of Commerce (Submitted on July 16, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Operating Hours
The Rock House is open for tours Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10-3.
    — Submitted July 16, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee.

 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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