Elizabethton in Carter County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Watauga Old Fields
Charles Robertson James Smith George Russell
James Robertson Jacob Brown Jacob Womack
Zach. Isbell William Bean Robert Lucas
John Sevier John Jones William Tatham
Erected by the Tennessee
Daughters of the American Revolution
Erected 1923 by Tennessee Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1772.
Location. 36° 20.93′ N, 82° 12.625′ W. Marker is in Elizabethton, Tennessee, in Carter County. Marker is at the intersection of East Elk AvenueTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 East Elk Avenue, Elizabethton TN 37643, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel P. Carter (here, next to this marker); Carter County Veterans Monument (a few steps from this marker); Samuel Powhatan Carter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Court West of the Alleghenies (about 700 feet away); Covered Bridge (about 800 feet away); Carter County's Train History (about 800 feet away); Duffield Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethton.
Also see . . . Watauga Association (Wikipedia). The Watauga Association was a semi-autonomous government created in 1772 by frontier settlers living along the Watauga River in what is now Elizabethton, Tennessee. Although it lasted only a few years, the Watauga Association provided a basis for what later developed into the state of Tennessee and likely influenced other western frontier governments in the region. While there is no evidence that the Watauga Association ever claimed to be outside the sovereign territory of the British Crown, historians have often cited the Association as the earliest attempt by American-born colonists to form an independent democratic government. (Submitted on June 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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