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

Daniel Boone

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
1. Daniel Boone Marker
Inscription.  0.2 miles along this road is the waterfall under which Boone hid himself from raiding Indians; the falls were then about 4 feet high. 1.1 mile along the road, a marker indicates the site of the beech tree where "D. Boon Cilled a bar in year 1760."
 
Erected by Tennessee historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 27.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1760.
 
Location. 36° 22.951′ N, 82° 24.546′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Bart Green Street and Kingsport Higway (Tennessee Highway 36), on the left when traveling north on Bart Green Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnson City TN 37615, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boone's Creek Church (approx. half a mile away); William Bean's Cabin (approx.
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 27, 2009
2. Daniel Boone Marker
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half a mile away); Jesse Duncan (approx. 1½ miles away); Isaac Hammer (approx. 1.7 miles away); History on Knob Creek (approx. 2.4 miles away); Robert E. Young Cabin (approx. 2.8 miles away); Knob Creek Church of the Brethren (approx. 2.9 miles away); Keebler-Keefauver Home (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
 
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By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
3. Daniel Boone
This 1820 portrait of Daniel Boone by Chester Harding hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

“When historian Frederick Jackson Turner formulated his ‘Frontier Thesis” to explain American history and character, he began the progress of settlement with the ‘Lone Scout,’ a harbinger of the civilization to follow. For this concept, Turner likely had Daniel Boone in mind. Boone spent his life pushing westward, always dissatisfied with where he was and always moving on; he ended up in Kentucky, opening that area for white settlement. One reason Boone kept moving was that when the government caught up with him on the trail he had blazed, it usually voided his land claims and expelled him. Although the reality of Boone's career did not embody the romantic legends that others applied to it, the persistence of Boone as a symbol indicates how strongly the idea of the lone frontiersman has shaped American consciousness and history.” — National Portrait Gallery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,863 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on May 7, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   3. submitted on May 7, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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