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Elizabethton in Carter County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga

 
 
Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 17, 2011
1. Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga Marker
Inscription.  In this neighborhood, on Sept. 26, 1780, Rev. Samuel Doak conducted religious services for the frontiersmen from Virginia and North Carolina, including the Watauga and other settlements in what is now Tennessee, upon the start of their decisive victory of King’s Mountain on Oct. 7, 1780.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 16.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 20.61′ N, 82° 15.042′ W. Marker is in Elizabethton, Tennessee, in Carter County. Marker is on West Elk Avenue (U.S. 321) west of Franklin Club Drive, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located to the right of the main entrance to the Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1651 West Elk Avenue, Elizabethton TN 37643, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker
Wide view of the Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 17, 2011
2. Wide view of the Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Watauga Purchase (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga (within shouting distance of this marker); Watauga Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Transylvania Purchase (within shouting distance of this marker); Valentine Sevier, "The Immigrant" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bemberg Station / Port Rayon (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bemberg Water Tower (approx. 0.7 miles away); Green Hill Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethton.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. TN State Parks: Sycamore Shoals State Park: Historic Park. Sycamore Shoals played a significant role in 18th-Century history as the setting for some of the most dramatic events to occur in the expansion of America's western boundary. (Submitted on September 14, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Samuel Doak | Entries | Tennessee Encyclopedia. (Submitted on September 14, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. Journal of the Presbyterian Historical Society, Volume 5 By Presbyterian Historical Society. Chaplain Samuel Doak, who served as a chaplain to the assembled riflemen of the Watauga and Holston River valleys.... (Submitted on September 15, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 827 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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