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

First Settlers

First Settlers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
1. First Settlers Marker
Inscription.  About 1½ miles west and north of here, in Carterís Valley, Joseph Kinkead and John Long, first known pioneers to what later became Hawkins County, settled in 1769-70. The valley is named for Colonel John Carter, who first settled here and later became a prominent member of the Watauga Settlement.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1B-15.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
Location. 36° 32.377′ N, 82° 39.932′ W. Marker is in Mt Carmel, Tennessee, in Hawkins County. Marker is on U.S. 11W just south of Edgewood Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Carmel TN 37645, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gov. McMinnís Home (approx. one mile away); The Great Indian Warpath (approx. 2.7 miles away); Battle of Kingsport
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(approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Kingsport (approx. 3 miles away); Patterson's Mill (approx. 3.2 miles away); Carter's Store (approx. 3.8 miles away); Colonel Gilbert Christian (approx. 4 miles away); Flatboat (approx. 4 miles away).
Also see . . .  History of Tennessee. “There was another settlement north of Holston, known as the Carter's Valley Settlement, in what is now Hawkins County. It was, also, believed to be in Virginia, but was beyond the Indian line. Its people acknowledged the jurisdiction of Virginia, but being on the Cherokee lands, were deprived of its protection. Carter's Valley took its name from John Carter, one of its first settlers, who afterward became prominent in the Watauga settlement. These two settlements lived, during all the historic life of the Watauga Association, under the laws of Virginia, and had no other connection with the South Holston settlements than that of near and friendly neighbors, who stood in common peril from the Indian wars which commenced with the first struggles for American independence.” (Submitted on June 13, 2017.) 
First Settlers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
2. First Settlers Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,009 times since then and 137 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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