Elizabethton in Carter County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Fort Watauga Monument
To the memory of the patriots who on their way to King's Mountain under Sevier, Shelby and Campbell assembled here September 25, 1780
Fort Watauga, First (Settlers) Fort Built West of the Alleghanies. 1770
Here was negotiated the treaty of Sycamore Shoals under which Transylvania was acquired from the Cherokees. March 10, 1775.
Erected Sept. 26, 1909 by John Sevier, Bonny Kate, Sycamore Shoals Chapters D.A.R. The sword of the Lord and of Gideon.
Erected 1909 by Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 25, 1780.
Location. 36° 20.042′ N, 82° 15.713′ W. Marker is in Elizabethton, Tennessee, in Carter County. Marker is at the intersection of Monument Place and G Street, on the right when Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 409 Monument Place, Elizabethton TN 37643, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monument to the Patriots (a few steps from this marker); Uncovering the Past (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Taylor Family (approx. 0.6 miles away); Restoration of Sabine Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sabine Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Sabine Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Valentine Sevier, "The Immigrant" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethton.
More about this monument. The DAR owns the land around monument. It is surrounded by a stone wall and has steps leading to it.
Regarding Fort Watauga Monument. DAR rededicated the monument after it was restored in September, 2018.
Additional keywords. Sycamore Shoals, Transylvania purchase, Cherokees
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2021, by Mary Ruden of Sevierville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 9, 2021, by Mary Ruden of Sevierville, Tennessee. 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 20, 2021. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.