Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Jonesborough in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Jonesborough

Sesqui-Centennial Celebration 1930

 
 
Jonesborough Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 30, 2013
1. Jonesborough Marker
Inscription.  Washington District 1776; the first governmental division ever named in honor of George Washington; Washington County 1777; Jonesborough established by N.C. Act of 1779 laid out 1780; Capital of State of Franklin 1784-1785; Judicial Capital Washington District. Territory South of the River Ohio 1790-1796
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
 
Location. 36° 17.654′ N, 82° 28.389′ W. Marker is in Jonesborough, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on East Main Street east of North Cherokee Street, on the right when traveling east. The marker is on the grounds of the Washington County Court House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesborough TN 37659, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jacob Brown (here, next to this marker); Chester Inn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain Christopher Taylor Home (about 400 feet away); Christopher Taylor House (about 400 feet away); First Abolition Publications (approx.
Jonesborough Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 30, 2013
2. Jonesborough Marker
Great Stage Road-The heyday of stage coach travel was in the 1830's. Old Jonesborough was a major center, the road running right down Main Street to all the great cities east and west. This marker is on the grounds of the Jonesborough County Court House
Click or scan to see
this page online
0.2 miles away); Warner Institute (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alfred Martin Ray Buffalo Soldier (approx. ¼ mile away); Thomas Emmerson (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesborough.
 
Jonesborough Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 30, 2013
3. Jonesborough Marker
Distant photo of the Jonesborough-Sesqui-Centennial marker and the Great Stage Road marker. They are on the right side of the entrance columns of the Court House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on May 11, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

Share This Page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=83153

Paid Advertisement
May. 7, 2021