Kingsport in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail
Look for this symbol on highway signs.
(Inscription above the photo in the lower left)
Netherland Inn-Richard Netherland purchased this Inn in 1818 and served travelers on the Great Stage Road. Frequent guests included President Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson, and James K. Polk. Earlier William King built flatboats here and shipped salt mined in Saltville, VA, to points as far away as New Orleans. Netherland Inn still has its original floors, plastered walls, door, and door hardware. The Inn is the only site on the National Register of Historic Places that was both a stagecoach and boatyard.
The Daniel Boone Cabin was moved here from its original location beside the Wilderness Trail in Duffield, VA, and serves as a symbolic starting point for the trail. Daniel and Rebecca Boone lived in this cabin between 1773-1778 before settling in Kentucky.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #17 Andrew Johnson series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1775.
Location. 36° 33.033′ N, 82° 35.667′ W. Marker is in Kingsport, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Netherland Inn Road west of Ridgefields Road, on the left when traveling west. The marker is located in Centennial Boat Yard Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingsport TN 37660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flatboat "Adventure" December 22, 1779 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Boat Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); Flatboat (within shouting distance of this marker); Netherland Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Netherland Inn / King's Boat Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Gilbert ChristianThe Old Schoolhouse (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingsport.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 601 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 24, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.