Ft. Loudoun State Historic Area

See Where The Battle Happened

Fort Loudoun played a key role in the war. Come learn about its history.

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Fort Loudoun State Historic Area
338 Fort Loudoun Road
Vonore, TN 37885
423-884-6217

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This 1200 acre park, features a reconstructed fort, located on the banks of Tellico Lake.originally built by the British in 1756, when this area was known as the “Overhills”  – a designation given to Cherokee communities that rested on the western slopes of the Appalachian Mountains. Explore the barracks, shops and other structures.

Historic Significance: Begun in 1756 and occupied until 1760, Fort Loudoun was instrumental in allying the Cherokee with the English during the most critical years of the French and Indian War. This alliance provided protection for the Southern frontier while the English armies in the North dealt with the French and their Indian allies.

Step inside the Visitor Center to see artifacts that were recovered from the original fort. A short film details the turbulent history that unfolded in and around the fort in the mid-1700’s. The grounds surrounding the fort include walking trails, a beach for swimming, and picnic areas. Living history demonstrations take place throughout the year, with the largest being the “18th Century Trade Faire,” part of the “Great Island Festival,” held in September.

The site was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965.  Ft. Loudoun Historical Background Info

Tellico Blockhouse – The Tellico Blockhouse was a United States fortification used primarily from 1794 until 1807. After Congress passed the “Factory Act” in 1795, the blockhouse was expanded to incorporate a tellico-blockhouse-sketch-Rtrading post (factory) from which federal agents distributed agricultural equipment and promoted farming practices and mechanical skills to the Cherokees.  The intact archaeological remains of the blockhouse are located just across the lake from Fort Loudoun State Historic Area. Visitors can wander among the foundations and look across the lake toward the old Cherokee Nation.  View Tellico Blockhouse Sketch

What People Are Saying

This was a very beautiful drive. It had a lot of overlooks and the trees were very beautiful. We also rode over to Joyce Kilmer Forest. This was a very nice hike and was amazing to see all the older trees. I would advise to take a bathroom break before the trip across the mountain.

Road trip

Linda, NC.

Incredible drive through the Cherokee National Forest. Lots of hiking, waterfalls and mountain streams. Areas of the skyway are rather curvy, so beware. Some like to speed through this area either in road rally’s or on motorcycle. Have seen several severe accidents.
A MUST visit for all the beauty!

Unbelievable beauty

dbauman, TN

We were surprised at how beautiful this route is. Sadly, our trip was cut short from annual undergrowth burning. We will definitely come back this way.

Gorgeous views

Mike, AL.

Nice smooth road that’s a lot of fun with beautiful sights. There’s plenty of pull offs for photos and small hikes and it makes a really nice scenic drive.

Awesome road and view

Illinois

We were in town to view the fall foliage. We hit it just right. This drive is magnificent. Several viewing sights along the way. Take advantage of all if possible.

Beautiful

Bruce, MS.

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Places to stay near here

FIND COMFORT NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE

The Tennessee Overhill region covers several areas that are full of wonderful places to stay. No matter where you end up, you can rest easy knowing days full of fun and adventure await!

The Lodge at Tellico

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America’s Best Value

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Farmhouse Inn

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Tellico Vacations

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Green Cove Lodge

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Motor Inns of America

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Hampton Inn

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Telliquah Falls Log Cabins

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Over-Niter RV Park

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