Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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.
Photographed 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. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1780.
 
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 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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. For the Union (a few steps from this marker);
Historic Roane County Courthouse Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Donald Raby, January 1, 2002
2. Historic Roane County Courthouse Museum
Click or scan to see
this page online
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); Cherokee Cabin (approx. one mile away); The Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. one mile away); Site of Southwest Point (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
Additional keywords. Southwest Point, Kingston, Treaty
 
Historic Roane County Courthouse Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Donald Raby, January 1, 2002
3. Historic Roane County Courthouse Museum
Capitol for a Day Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2010, by Donald Raby of Knoxville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 821 times since then and 14 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.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=32685

Paid Advertisements
 
 

May. 21, 2022