Defeated, Tennessee

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Defeated, Tennessee
Unincorporated community
Buildings and houses in Defeated
Buildings and houses in Defeated
Defeated, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Defeated, Tennessee
Defeated, Tennessee
Defeated, Tennessee is located in the US
Defeated, Tennessee
Defeated, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°19′35″N 85°54′30″W / 36.32639°N 85.90833°W / 36.32639; -85.90833Coordinates: 36°19′35″N 85°54′30″W / 36.32639°N 85.90833°W / 36.32639; -85.90833
CountryUnited States
Elevation551 ft (168 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code37030
Area code(s)615
GNIS feature ID1306322[1]

Defeated is an unincorporated community in Smith County, Tennessee, United States.[1] It is located northeast of Carthage along Defeated Creek, a tributary of the Cumberland River (the lower part of the creek and the adjacent section of the river are both part of Cordell Hull Lake). State Route 85 passes through the community.

Defeated is named for the events that took place in the late 18th century along the banks of Defeated Creek. John Peyton, one of the earliest settlers and explorers of Smith County, and his surveying party were camped along the creek when they were attacked by a band of Cherokees led by Hanging Maw and driven out of the area.[2]

Defeated was the site of a post office from 1824 until 1929. The post office had the name Montrose from 1824 through 1880, when the name was changed to Defeated.[3]

Defeated is home to the Defeated Creek Marina, which lies along the Defeated Creek section of Cordell Hull Lake. The marina is home to a boat dock and ramp, rental cabins, and numerous recreational facilities.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Defeated, Tennessee". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Edward Albright, Early History of Middle Tennessee (Brandon Printing Company, 1909), p. 120.
  3. ^ Post Offices and Post Masters for Smith County, Smith County Genealogy website, accessed December 22, 2009
  4. ^ Defeated Creek Marina. Official website. Accessed: 7 April 2017.