The present name of Khammam is derived its name after a local hill, which was called as 'Stambhadri'. The town was called with different names starting with Stambhadri, Kambhadri, Kambham mettu, Khammam mettu and then finally as Khammam.
700 BC - 300 BC : Assaka/Asmaka/Ashmaka (The 16 Mahajanapadas)
1463 : Sultan Mohammad Shah Bahmani dispatched Sultan Quli Qutb-ul-Mulk to the Telangana region to quell disturbances. Sultan Quli quelled the disturbance and was rewarded as the administrator of the region.
1512 : He defeated Shitab Khan to capture Khammam fort.
1518 : Sultan Quli Qutb-ul-Mulk declared Independence