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Kingsport in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Flatboat

 
 
Flatboat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, February 10, 2018
1. Flatboat Marker
Inscription.  This flatboat is a model of boats that were built in the late 1700's and early 1800's on the banks of this river. These boats transported vast quantities of salt, iron ingots, animal skins, herbs such as ginseng, plaster of Paris and other items of commerce needed by the developing country. These boats floated to destinations such as Knoxville, Huntsville, St. Louis, Natchez and New Orleans. These banks represent the highest navigation point in the Tennessee River System.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 36° 33.033′ N, 82° 35.694′ W. Marker is in Kingsport, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Netherland Inn Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingsport TN 37660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Boat Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Gilbert Christian (within shouting distance of this marker); Netherland Inn
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By Tom Bosse, February 10, 2018
2. Flatboat Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Flatboat "Adventure" December 22, 1779 (within shouting distance of this marker); Netherland Inn / King's Boat Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Schoolhouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingsport.
 
Flatboat on right - The Netherland Inn on left. image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, February 10, 2018
3. Flatboat on right - The Netherland Inn on left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 11, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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