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Kingsport in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Battle of Island Flats

 
 
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By Lisa Barnett, August 24, 2014
1. Battle of Island Flats Marker
Inscription.  
In the area to the S.W. was fought this first battle of the Revolution in the West, July 20, 1776. Colonial Militia under Capt. James Thompson, defeated a force of Cherokees under Dragging Canoe, in a short, bloody struggle. It was also the turning point in the settlers' warfare with the Cherokee, who were British allies.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 31.872′ N, 82° 31.108′ W. Marker is in Kingsport, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is at the intersection of Memorial Boulevard and Jessee Street, on the right when traveling west on Memorial Boulevard. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Battle of Island Flats (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Patrick Henry (approx. 1.4 miles
Battle of Island Flats Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 4, 2015
2. Battle of Island Flats Marker
away); Douglass High School (approx. 2 miles away); Donelson Flotilla (approx. 2.1 miles away); Avery Treaty (approx. 2.1 miles away); Pactolus Ironworks (approx. 2.4 miles away); Church Circle (approx. 2½ miles away); Kingsport Public Library (approx. 2.6 miles 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 August 29, 2014, by Lisa Barnett of Jonesborough, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 29, 2014, by Lisa Barnett of Jonesborough, Tennessee.   2. submitted on July 10, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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