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Near Bean Station in Grainger County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bean Station

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, April 3, 2010
1. Bean Station Marker
Inscription. One of Tennessee's earliest settlements. The valley you see was a warpath for the Cherokees, led Daniel Boone to Cumberland Gap and was traveled by Davy Crockett. Across Highway 11W to the right stood Bean Fort, built by William Bean, first permanent white settler in Tennessee. In front of the fort stood Bean Station Tavern, the largest tavern between Washington, D.C. and New Orleans. It housed Presidents Polk, Johnson and Jackson. During the Civil War, the Battle of Bean Station was fought around the tavern.
 
Erected 1991 by Bean Station Ruritan.
 
Location. 36° 20.981′ N, 83° 23.633′ W. Marker is near Bean Station, Tennessee, in Grainger County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 25E, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is located in a Scenic Viewing Area pull-off on the right side of highway 25E headed south. Marker is in this post office area: Rutledge TN 37861, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Bean Station (approx. 1.9 miles away); Battle of Bean's Station (approx. 1.9 miles away); Johnson's First Tailor Shop (approx. 8.2 miles away); DeWitt Clinton Senter
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By Tom Bosse, January 17, 2015
2. Bean Station Marker
(approx. 8.3 miles away); The Olde Grainger County Jail (approx. 8.3 miles away); Williams Home Place (approx. 9 miles away); Mulberry Grove (approx. 9.6 miles away); Return From Kentucky (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bean Station.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Bean Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, January 17, 2015
3. Bean Station Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 17, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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