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Near Kingsport in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Double Springs

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 11, 2020
1. Double Springs Marker
Inscription.  The large spring to the northwest was a landmark to early settlers. In his campaign against the Cherokees, Col. William Christian established his first camp here on October l-4, 1776. The Double Springs Church, to the South, was founded by 1786 by Jonathan Mulkey and pastored for 40 years by Jesse Riggs. Nearby lived John Jones, one of the commissioners of the Watauga Association.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 97.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & SettlersWars, US IndianWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 26.14′ N, 82° 33.815′ W. Marker is near Kingsport, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is at the intersection of Double Springs Road and Rock Springs Road, on the right when traveling north on Double Springs Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2783 Rock Springs Rd, Kingsport TN 37664, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 11, 2020
2. Double Springs Marker
within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Suffering and Survival (approx. 3.4 miles away); Fall Branch Community Educational Center (approx. 3.6 miles away); Pactolus Ironworks (approx. 5.1 miles away); Fiddlin’ Charlie Bowman (approx. 5.2 miles away); Fort Patrick Henry (approx. 5.7 miles away); Great Indian Warrior Trading Path (approx. 6 miles away); Buffalo Ridge Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting Grounds (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingsport.
 
Also see . . .  History — Double Springs Baptist Church. From church website. (Submitted on October 18, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 11, 2020
3. Double Springs Baptist Church
Established more than 230 years ago, the church is one of the oldest in Tennessee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 18, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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