Piney Flats in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Piney Flats Village
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A-147.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 36° 25.589′ N, 82° 18.951′ W. Marker is in Piney Flats, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is at the intersection of Bristol Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6740 Bristol Highway, Piney Flats TN 37686, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rocky Mount (approx. 1.9 miles away); Robert E. Young Cabin (approx. 3˝ miles away); Dungan-St. John Mill (approx. 4 miles away); Bluff City (approx. 4.2 miles away); Womack's Old Fort (approx. 4.6 miles away); Range School (approx. 5 miles away); Isaac Hammer (approx. 5.4 miles away); Edward Cox Home (approx. 5.7 miles away).
Regarding Piney Flats Village. Piney Flats Historic District, National Register of Historic Places #11000808, includes Main, McKamey, and Methodist Church Streets, and parts of Tank Hill, Piney Flats, Austin Springs and Mountain View Roads.
Also see . . . Piney flats village Historic District. In 1782, several acres of land were granted to Arnold Shell which was to later become Piney Flats. This land was originally located in what was known as “The Forks” - the area between the forks of the Holston and Watauga Rivers. It was so called by its early settlers who designated the area as a meeting place for organized hunts necessary to help eliminate the wolves that constantly threatened their livestock. Andrew Shell, Arnold Shell’s son, who owned most of the surrounding property, applied for a post office at the “Piney Flats”. The request was granted, Andrew became the first postmaster and Piney Flats became the official name. (Submitted on June 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.