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Mt Carmel in Hawkins County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Settlers

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
1. First Settlers Marker
Inscription. About 1½ miles west and north of here, in Carterís Valley, Joseph Kinkead and John Long, first known pioneers to what later became Hawkins County, settled in 1769-70. The valley is named for Colonel John Carter, who first settled here and later became a prominent member of the Watauga Settlement.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1B-15.)
 
Location. 36° 32.377′ N, 82° 39.932′ W. Marker is in Mt Carmel, Tennessee, in Hawkins County. Marker is on U.S. 11W just south of Edgewood Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Carmel TN 37645, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gov. McMinnís Home (approx. one mile away); Battle of Kingsport (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Kingsport (approx. 3 miles away); Patterson's Mill (approx. 3.2 miles away); Carter's Store (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Boat Yard (approx. 4 miles away); Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail (approx. 4 miles away); Flatboat "Adventure" December 22, 1779 (approx. 4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  History of Tennessee.
First Settlers Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2017
2. First Settlers Marker
“There was another settlement north of Holston, known as the Carter's Valley Settlement, in what is now Hawkins County. It was, also, believed to be in Virginia, but was beyond the Indian line. Its people acknowledged the jurisdiction of Virginia, but being on the Cherokee lands, were deprived of its protection. Carter's Valley took its name from John Carter, one of its first settlers, who afterward became prominent in the Watauga settlement. These two settlements lived, during all the historic life of the Watauga Association, under the laws of Virginia, and had no other connection with the South Holston settlements than that of near and friendly neighbors, who stood in common peril from the Indian wars which commenced with the first struggles for American independence.” (Submitted on June 13, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 176 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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