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

History on Knob Creek

 
 
History on Knob Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 19, 2011
1. History on Knob Creek Marker
Inscription.  About 0.3 miles east stood Twin Falls Grist Mill, belonging to Peter Range, an early immigrant from New Jersey. He bought this land in 1804-08 and built the 2-story & basement stone house, standing today. His limestone marker reads, “P. Range, Oct. 10, 1817, In Memory.”
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 22.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1817.
 
Location. 36° 21.532′ N, 82° 22.657′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on East Oakland Avenue 0.4 miles east of Bristol Highway (U.S. 11E), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2833 East Oakland Avenue, Johnson City TN 37601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isaac Hammer (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jesse Duncan (approx. one mile away); Knob Creek Church of the Brethren
Wide view of the History on Knob Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 19, 2011
2. Wide view of the History on Knob Creek Marker
The marker stands in front of the restored Peter Range Stone House (1796), which is now being used for weddings and special events. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
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(approx. 2.2 miles away); Robert E. Young Cabin (approx. 2.4 miles away); Daniel Boone (approx. 2.4 miles away); William Bean's Cabin (approx. 2.8 miles away); Boone's Creek Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Langston High School (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
 
Peter Range Stone House image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, November 8, 2018
3. Peter Range Stone House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 726 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3. submitted on November 18, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.
 
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Apr. 22, 2021