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

First Court of Washington County

 
 
First Court of Washington County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 18, 2011
1. First Court of Washington County Marker
Inscription. On Feb. 23, 1778, 0.6 mile NE at the house of Col. Charles Robertson, Trustee, on the “east (Catbird) branch of Sinking Creek” was held the First Court of the newly formed County of Washington, North Carolina, with John Carter, Chairman; John Sevier, Clerk; John McMahon, Register; Valentine Sevier, Sheriff; and James Stuart, Surveyor.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 50.)
 
Location. 36° 18.382′ N, 82° 19.375′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Milligan Highway and Cedar Grove Road, on the left when traveling east on Milligan Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnson City TN 37601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tipton-Haynes Historic Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tennessee Early History Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Andre Michaux (approx. 0.9 miles away); Landon Carter Haynes (approx. one mile away); Robins’ Roost (approx. 1.2 miles away); Carter County / Washington County
Wide view of the First Court of Washington County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 18, 2011
2. Wide view of the First Court of Washington County Marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away); East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot (approx. 1.8 miles away); Samuel Cole Williams (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Johnson City.
 
Also see . . .  Washington County - Ceded to Tennessee. Washington County was laid off by an act of the Legislature of North Carolina, passed in November, 1777, and was made to include the whole of the territory afterward erected into the state of Tennessee. (Submitted on September 21, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
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