“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Kingsport in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Battle of Island Flats

First Skirmish

Battle of Island Flats Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lisa Barnett, August 24, 2014
1. Battle of Island Flats Marker
Inscription. Marching down Island Road from Eaton's Fort on July 20, 1776, the Colonial Militia crossed Eaton's Ridge to this ravine. Here they rushed the British-allied Cherokees, who were hidden behind trees, with such violence that the Indians were forced to retreat. The militia regrouped, held council, and marched on to the main battle, one of the significant battles of the Revolution in the West.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 94.)
Location. 36° 31.878′ N, 82° 30.844′ W. Marker is in Kingsport, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is at the intersection of Memorial Boulevard and East Center Street, on the right when traveling west on Memorial Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingsport TN 37660, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Battle of Island Flats (approx. mile away); Douglass High School (approx. 2.2 miles away); Church Circle (approx. 2.7 miles away); Kingsport Public Library (approx. 2.8 miles away); Western Union Building (approx. 2.8 miles away); Train Depot (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bank Of Kingsport (approx. 2.8 miles away); Kingsport Drug (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kingsport.
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lisa Barnett of Jonesborough, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 91 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Lisa Barnett of Jonesborough, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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