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Elizabethton in Carter County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga

 
 
Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 17, 2011
1. Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga Marker
Inscription. In this neighborhood, on Sept. 26, 1780, Rev. Samuel Doak conducted religious services for the frontiersmen from Virginia and North Carolina, including the Watauga and other settlements in what is now Tennessee, upon the start of their decisive victory of King’s Mountain on Oct. 7, 1780.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 16.)
 
Location. 36° 20.61′ N, 82° 15.042′ W. Marker is in Elizabethton, Tennessee, in Carter County. Marker is on West Elk Avenue (U.S. 321) west of Franklin Club Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is located to the right of the main entrance to the Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1651 West Elk Avenue, Elizabethton TN 37643, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Watauga Purchase (a few steps from this marker); Watauga Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Transylvania Purchase (within shouting distance of this marker); Green Hill Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cedar Grove Cemetery (approx.
Wide view of the Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 17, 2011
2. Wide view of the Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga Marker
1.3 miles away); Sabine Hill (approx. 1.6 miles away); Range School (approx. 1.9 miles away); Covered Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elizabethton.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. TN State Parks: Sycamore Shoals State Park: Historic Park. Sycamore Shoals played a significant role in 18th-Century history as the setting for some of the most dramatic events to occur in the expansion of America's western boundary. (Submitted on September 14, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Samuel Doak | Entries | Tennessee Encyclopedia. (Submitted on September 14, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. Journal of the Presbyterian Historical Society, Volume 5 By Presbyterian Historical Society. Chaplain Samuel Doak, who served as a chaplain to the assembled riflemen of the Watauga and Holston River valleys.... (Submitted on September 15, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

4. Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. (Submitted on September 15, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 644 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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