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

Watauga Purchase

 
 
Watauga Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 17, 2011
1. Watauga Purchase Marker
Inscription.  Here, March 19, 1775, at the Sycamore Shoals, the Watauga Association, Charles Robertson, Trustee, bought from the Cherokee, with Oconostota as chief, lands along the Watauga, Holston and Great Canaway (now New) Rivers. The consideration for the purchase was 2000 Pounds Sterling.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 53.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 20.613′ N, 82° 15.03′ 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, measured as the
Wide view of the Watauga Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 17, 2011
2. Wide view of the Watauga Purchase Marker
crow flies. Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga (a few steps from this marker); Watauga Fort (a few steps from this marker); Transylvania Purchase (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga (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.
 
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 15, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Watauga Association | Entries | Tennessee Encyclopedia. (Submitted on September 15, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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