Kingsport in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Netherland Inn / King's Boat Yard
In 1802 William King of Saltville, Virginia purchased two lots in Christianville where he built a dwelling, wharfs, warehouses and a store.
In 1818 Richard Netherland, Esquire, purchased the property and established a tavern on the Great Stage Road.
The tavern operated as an inn for over 100 years and served Presidents Jackson, Johnson and Polk.
From King's Boat Yard flatboats laden with salt and other goods were shipped as far south as New Orleans.
In 1968 the Netherland Inn Association purchased the property for restoration. It is listed on the National Register of historical sites.
Erected by Junior League of Kingsport.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, the Former U.S. Presidents: #11 James K. Polk, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #17 Andrew Johnson series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1802.
Location. 36° 33.065′ N, 82° 35.673′ W. Marker is in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2144 Netherland Inn Road, Kingsport TN 37660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Netherland Inn (here, next to this marker); Bank Barn (a few steps from this marker); The Boat Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Gilbert Christian (within shouting distance of this marker); Flatboat (within shouting distance of this marker); Flatboat "Adventure" December 22, 1779 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingsport.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.