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

Capitol for a Day

 
 
Capitol for a Day Marker image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, January 1, 2002
1. Capitol for a Day Marker
Inscription.  On Sept 21 1807, the State Legislature met on this site, and immediately resolved to "adjourn forthwith from Kingston," to meet in Knoxville on the 23rd. This brief meeting was in technical fulfillment of terms in a treaty with the Cherokees by which the Indians relinquished the site of Southwest Point, ostensibly for locating the capital at Kingston.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1F 25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsLandmarksNative AmericansNotable EventsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 52.335′ N, 84° 30.959′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Tennessee, in Roane County. Marker is on N. Kentucky Street (Tennessee Route 58) 0.1 miles from TN 58 and US 70, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston TN 37763, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the
Historic Roane County Courthouse Museum image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, January 1, 2002
2. Historic Roane County Courthouse Museum
crow flies. For the Union (a few steps from this marker); Roane County Revolutionary War Monument (a few steps from this marker); Kingston (a few steps from this marker); Roane County War of 1812 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Southwest Point (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert King Byrd (approx. 4.7 miles away); Harriman: Utopia of Temperance (approx. 4.7 miles away); Poplar Creek Seminary (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
Also see . . .  The Old Roane County Courthouse website. (Submitted on July 10, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Southwest Point, Kingston, Treaty
 
Historic Roane County Courthouse Museum image. Click for full size.
By Donald Raby, January 1, 2002
3. Historic Roane County Courthouse Museum
Capitol for a Day Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 30, 2011
4. Capitol for a Day Marker
Looking south along TN-58. Intersection with US-70 in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 762 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee.   4. submitted on May 31, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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