Soldier’s Barracks w/ Cellar #4
Basically, they are the same as the other barracks on the opposite side of the parade ground. The only difference, these had cellars as indicated by the deep impressions in the ground. The sloping ground made it favorable to have cellars, needed for a cool place to store goods.
A logs structure was one and a half to two stories high. The overall size is 62 ft. by 23 ft. including a 5 ft. porch. The roof would be covered with wood shingles. A two sided fireplace is centered to allow equal heat distribution. A minimal of two glass windows and two doors were installed. Interior wall plaster was common in some of the buildings. Soldiers would sleep two per bunk.
Gun portals or small holes were cut into the walls so as to be able to fire weapons to the outside.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
Location. 35° 51.656′ N, 84° 31.748′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Tennessee, in Roane County. Marker can be reached from South Kentucky Street (State Highway 58) north of James Ferry Road, on the left when traveling
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blacksmith Building #7 (here, next to this marker); Carpenter and Tack Building #7 (a few steps from this marker); Soldier’s Barracks w/ Cellar #14 (a few steps from this marker); Blockhouse #12 (a few steps from this marker); The First Federal Fort in Tennessee (a few steps from this marker); Fort Privy 12 (a few steps from this marker); Soldier’s Barracks w/ Cellar #6 (a few steps from this marker); Soldier’s Barracks #5 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 10, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.