Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
First English-Speaking Visitors
the American Colonists
“1673 — James Needham & Gabriel
Arthur, first English-speaking
visitors, passed here en route
to the Cherokee towns on the
Little Tennessee River.”
“1700 — Daniel Boone's hunting
camp at the Cold Spring.”
Erected 1975 by Tennessee Society of the Daughters of the American Colonists.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1680.
Location. 36° 17.657′ N, 82° 20.032′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from South Roan Street. The marker is located on the grounds of the Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2620 South Roan Street, Johnson City TN 37601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Landon Carter Haynes (within shouting distance of this marker); Andre Michaux (about 700 feet Tipton-Haynes Historic Site (about 700 feet away); Tennessee Early History Monument (about 700 feet away); Tipton-Haynes Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); First Court of Washington County (approx. one mile away); Robins’ Roost (approx. 1.2 miles away); Passenger Service (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
Also see . . . James Needham and Gabriel Arthur. Overview of the Needham and Arthur expedition by J.D. Lewis from his Carolana historical blog. (Submitted on October 13, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.