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

The First Federal Fort in Tennessee

1797 - 1811

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, November 7, 2020
1. The First Federal Fort in Tennessee Marker
Inscription.  
Dedicated to the more than six hundred soldiers who served at Fort Southwest Point.

The first Commanding Officer Lt. Colonel Thomas Butler.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
 
Location. 35° 51.653′ N, 84° 31.74′ 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. 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. Carpenter and Tack Building #7 (here, next to this marker); Blacksmith Building #7 (a few steps from this marker); Soldier’s Barracks w/ Cellar #6 (a few steps from this marker); Soldier’s Barracks #5 (a few steps from this marker); Soldier’s Barracks w/ Cellar #4 (a few steps from this marker); Fort Privy 12 (a few steps from this marker); Soldier’s Barracks w/ Cellar #14

The First Federal Fort in Tennessee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 7, 2020
2. The First Federal Fort in Tennessee Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Blockhouse #12 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
Fort Southwest Point image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 7, 2020
3. Fort Southwest Point
Fort Southwest Point image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 7, 2020
4. Fort Southwest Point
 
 
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 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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