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Kingston in Roane County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Kingston

Former State Capital

 
 
Kingston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2011
1. Kingston Marker
Inscription.
(west side)
The Second Capital of Tennessee

In 1806, the General Assembly of Tennessee passed a resolution that its next meeting be “at the town of Kingston near South-West Point.” On Monday, September 21, 1807, the General Assembly met at Kingston which thus became the second capital of Tennessee. The General Assembly adjourned on the same day to meet two days later at Knoxville.

(east side)
John Sevier was Governor of Tennessee when Kingston was the capital

This historical marker was authorized by the Seventy-sixth General Assembly of Tennessee, 1949.

Gordon Browning, Governor
James H. Cummings, Secretary of State
Walter M. Haynes, Speaker of the Senate
McAllen Foutch, Speaker of the House
 
Location. 35° 52.326′ N, 84° 30.959′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Tennessee, in Roane County. Marker is at the intersection of North Kentucky Street (State Highway 58) and East Cumberland Street, on the left when traveling south on North Kentucky Street. Click for map. Located near the front/west side of the old Roane County courthouse, now home of the County Archives. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston TN 37763, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Kingston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2011
2. Kingston Marker
West side
within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capitol for a Day (a few steps from this marker); Roane County War of 1812 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Poplar Creek Seminary (approx. 9.2 miles away); The Wheat Community (approx. 9.2 miles away); Oak Ridge (approx. 12.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Loudon Railroad Bridge (approx. 13.5 miles away); Sgt. Mitchell W. Stout (approx. 13.5 miles away); Loudon County Courthouse (approx. 13.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kingston.
 
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Kingston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2011
3. Kingston Marker
East side
Kingston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2011
4. Kingston Marker
looking southwest. 'Capitol for a Day' marker is also in this view.
Great Seal of the State of Tennessee image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2011
5. Great Seal of the State of Tennessee
on the west face of the obelisk
South side detail image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2011
6. South side detail
North side detail image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2011
7. North side detail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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