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Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

William Bean's Cabin

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
1. William Bean's Cabin Marker
Inscription.  About 1½ miles to the east on a knoll beside Boone’s Creek, a monument marks the spot near where William Bean, first permanent white settler in Tennessee, built his cabin in 1769. The site was previously used by Daniel Boone as a hunting camp. Russell Bean, first child of permanent settlers was born here.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1769.
 
Location. 36° 23.387′ N, 82° 24.634′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of North Roan Street (Tennessee Route 36) and Pickens Bridge Road on North Roan Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnson City TN 37615, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boone's Creek Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Boone (approx. half a mile away); Jesse Duncan (approx. 2 miles away);
William Bean's Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 26, 2009
2. William Bean's Cabin Marker
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Isaac Hammer (approx. 2.1 miles away); Robert E. Young Cabin (approx. 2.8 miles away); History on Knob Creek (approx. 2.8 miles away); Knob Creek Church of the Brethren (approx. 3.4 miles away); Fiddlin’ Charlie Bowman (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Bean Cabin Site. Amos Moses' photo of the DAR marker at the ostensible site of William Bean's cabin. Includes a note from a local historian on why he believes that it is not the site of Bean's Cabin. (Submitted on May 11, 2015.) 

2. William Bean Cabin Site. DAR page for the their William Bean Cabin Site marker. (Submitted on May 11, 2015.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,300 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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