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

Piney Flats Village

Piney Flats Village Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2019
1. Piney Flats Village Marker
Inscription.  Located one mile south is historic Piney Flats Village. In 1854 construction of a railroad began in Piney Flats. Reverend Andrew Shell established the first post office and the name Piney Flats became official. In 1889 John Bunyan Wolfe founded Wolfe Bros. & Co., which manufactured household and church furniture. As the village grew, it developed its own power and telephone systems. Examples of 19th century architecture exist today throughout the village. The Piney Flats Historic District was listed In the National Register of Historic Places on November 15, 2011.
Tennessee Historical Commission

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A-147.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & 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
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Highway (U.S. 19W) and Piney Flats Road, on the right when traveling north on Bristol Highway. Marker is located beside the sidewalk at the southeast corner of the intersection. 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
Piney Flats Village Marker<br>(<i>wide view • Bristol Highway in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2019
2. Piney Flats Village Marker
(wide view • Bristol Highway in background)
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 490 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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