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Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dungan-St. John Mill

 
 
Dungan-St. John Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 11, 2020
1. Dungan-St. John Mill Marker
Inscription.  This stone manor and mill were built in 1778 by Jeremiah Dungan on property purchased from the Watauga Association. It was taxed in 1779 by North Carolina in the first year the state levied a property tax. Dungan's family ground grain until 1866, at which time they sold the mill to George W. St. John. The mill has been operated by the St. John family since that time. In 1996, during Tennessee's Bicentennial celebration, the mill was honored as the state's oldest business, with more than 200 years of continuous operation.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 106.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 22.152′ N, 82° 18.249′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on Watauga Road (State Highway 400) 0.1 miles west of Woodlyn Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is
Dungan-St. John Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 11, 2020
2. Dungan-St. John Mill Marker
at or near this postal address: 3191 Watauga Road, Watauga TN 37694, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Range School (approx. 2.3 miles away); Dungan’s Mill (approx. 3 miles away); Carter County / Washington County (approx. 3 miles away); Rocky Mount (approx. 3.3 miles away); Valentine Sevier, "The Immigrant" (approx. 3.3 miles away); Robert E. Young Cabin (approx. 3.4 miles away); Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga (approx. 3˝ miles away); Watauga Purchase (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
 
Regarding Dungan-St. John Mill. It closed permanently in 2011.
 
Also see . . .  Oldest Business in Tennessee | Ron and Betty Dawson, Watauga TN (YouTube). A five-part series recorded in May 2017 as part of the Quilt Story Booth Project, a folk life preservation project of the Northeast Tennessee Quilt Trail, the Appalachian Resource Conservation & Development Council, and the Tennessee Arts Commission. (Submitted on October 19, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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