Fort Privy 9
Archaeological work located 3 privies. A privy is a military name for a soldier’s toilet building. Holes were dug to a depth of 10 to 14 ft. The ground walls were either lined with small logs or brick and stone. Wall alignment would help prevent a collapse or cave-in.
A log or wooden enclosed structure then was built covering the holes, with a number of toilet seats installed. The dimensions of these buildings were 8 ft. wide by 10.5 ft. in length.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Forts and Castles.
Location. 35° 51.642′ N, 84° 31.739′ 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. Soldier’s Barracks #8 (a few steps from this marker); Soldier’s Barracks w/ Cellar #6 (a few steps from this marker); Carpenter and Tack Building #7
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 38 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.