Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Tree Streets Historic District
James T. Young built the first house of record around 1780 and established a burial ground beside the log cabin. In 1812, he constructed a colonial-style brick house in front, at 1117 Cedar Place. It remains the oldest occupied house in the city. This neighborhood consists of four land developments. the earliest being in 1892. The district derives its nickname from the many streets bearing names of trees. The city's oldest park. nearby Powell Square, is still in use.
In 1909, George Carter created the last land development, the Southwest Addition, along with nearby industry, businesses, and houses. Other residents included Civil War General John T. Wilder, developer-businessman J. Fred Johnson, illustrator-artist John Alan Maxwell, and author Catherine Woods Marshall. In 1996, the Tree Streets Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 118.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
Location. 36° 18.479′ N, 82° 21.364′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on Southwest Avenue just south of Devine Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in Veterans Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1002 Southwest Ave, Johnson City TN 37604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnson City (approx. 0.3 miles away); State Flag (approx. half a mile away); Summers Hardware (approx. half a mile away); East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot (approx. half a mile away); Colored Christian Church and Colored School (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Johnson City (approx. 0.6 miles away); Main Street (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dr. Hezekiah B. Hankal (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
Also see . . . Asset Detail | Tree Streets Historic District. National Register of Historic Places registration form (PDF) and accompanying photographs for the district. (Submitted on October 12, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 12, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.