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Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

State Flag

 
 
State Flag Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 18, 2011
1. State Flag Marker
Inscription. In 1905 the Legislature adopted as the state flag one which was designed by Colonel Le Roy Reeves, a native and resident of Johnson City. The three stars represent the three grand divisions of Tennessee. The flag was first raised by Company F of the National Guard on October 10, 1911 during the dedication ceremonies of East Tennessee State Normal School.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 86.)
 
Location. 36° 18.884′ N, 82° 21.36′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Whitney Street south of Wilson Ave. Click for map. The marker is located in Oak Hill Cemetery, near the grave of Le Roy Reeves, in the back of the cemetery near South Boone Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 Whitney Street, Johnson City TN 37604, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colored Christian Church and Colored School (approx. 0.2 miles away); East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnson City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brush Creek Campground (approx. 0.3 miles away); Samuel Cole Williams
Wide view of the State Flag Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 18, 2011
2. Wide view of the State Flag Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Science Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Langston High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Robins’ Roost (approx. ¾ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Johnson City.
 
Also see . . .  Tennessee Military Department: Tennessee State Flag. The three stars are of pure white, representing the three grand divisions of the state. They are bound together by the endless circle of the blue field the symbol being three bound together in one-an indissoluble trinity The large field is crimson. The final blue bar relieves the sameness of the crimson field and prevents the flag from showing too much creation when hanging limp. The white edgings contrast more strongly the other colors. (Submitted on September 16, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
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The grave of Le Roy Reeves image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 18, 2011
3. The grave of Le Roy Reeves
The Tennessee state flag flies over the Reeves family plot in Oak Hill Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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