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Kingsport in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Kingsport Public Library

 
 
Kingsport Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 25, 2009
1. Kingsport Public Library Marker
Inscription. The Kingsport Book Club established the Kingsport Public Library in 1929. It was originally housed in the YMCA building and then moved to this site, which was the former U.S. Post Office site on Broad Street. Thomas Hastings of New York designed the building. The facility was later renovated and became the J. Fred Johnson Memorial Library in 1961. Nearby, Glen Bruce Park, with its fountain and gazebo, still serves as an integral part of Kingsport's unique identity.
 
Erected by Downtown Kingsport Association.
 
Location. 36° 32.915′ N, 82° 33.542′ W. Marker is in Kingsport, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Broad Street near New Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 434 Broad St., Kingsport TN 37660, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Church Circle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Western Union Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bank Of Kingsport (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kingsport Drug (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Gem Theatre (approx. 0.3
Kingsport Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 25, 2009
2. Kingsport Public Library Marker
miles away); Train Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Douglass High School (approx. one mile away); Flatboat "Adventure" December 22, 1779 (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kingsport.
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Kingsport Public Library Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 25, 2009
3. Kingsport Public Library Entrance
Kingsport Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 25, 2009
4. Kingsport Public Library
Fountain and Gazebo in nearby Glen Bruce Park image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 25, 2009
5. Fountain and Gazebo in nearby Glen Bruce Park
Mentioned on the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 983 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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