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Kingston in Roane County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Guard Chapel

 
 
Old Guard Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, November 7, 2020
1. Old Guard Chapel Marker
Inscription.  Research doesn’t indicate if an actual chapel existed in the fort site. Also, it isn’t known if the regimental Chaplin was mustered at the fort. However, historical records tell us local church pastors from Kingston did hold services for the soldiers on the fort grounds. For this reason, it was deemed appropriate to build a small chapel outside the fort walls. Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Regiment were among the first to be mustered at Fort Southwest Point. To this day, this regiment is also known as the ‘Old Guard’ and is the oldest U.S. Regiment and also our nation’s Honor Guard. Thus, we honor our soldiers from that time period and also the present with the above name.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionForts and Castles.
 
Location. 35° 51.674′ N, 84° 31.755′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Tennessee, in Roane County. Marker can be reached from South Kentucky Street (State Highway 58) north of Shannon Place, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located within Fort Southwest Point. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 1226 S Kentucky St, Kingston TN 37763, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blockhouse #12 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Privy 12 (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier’s Barracks w/ Cellar #4 (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Building #7 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Southwest Point (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Federal Fort in Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); Carpenter and Tack Building #7 (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier’s Barracks w/ Cellar #14 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
Old Guard Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, November 7, 2020
2. Old Guard Chapel Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 10, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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