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

The Long Island of the Holston

 
 
The Long Island of the Holston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 10, 2017
1. The Long Island of the Holston Marker
Inscription. Its west end seen here in the river, the Long Island of the Holston is four miles long. Tennessee's first National Historic Landmark, it was the site of numerous Revolutionary War events. It served as a sacred Cherokee Indian island until ceded to Whites in 1806, long after ceding all land around it. The end of the first wagon road to the Southwest, it was the point of origin for the state's earliest western expansion and the starting point for Boone's Wilderness Road into Kentucky. In 1777, the first July 4 celebration west of the mountains was held on this island near the trading post home of Col. Joseph Martin.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 107.)
 
Location. 36° 33.073′ N, 82° 35.04′ W. Marker is in Kingsport, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Netherland Inn Road 0.3 miles east of Upton Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1837 Netherland Inn Road, Kingsport TN 37660, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flatboat "Adventure" December 22, 1779 (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Great Indian War Path (approx. 0.6 miles away); Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail
View, across river, of the western end of the Long Island of the Holston. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 10, 2017
2. View, across river, of the western end of the Long Island of the Holston.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); The Boat Yard (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Gem Theatre (approx. 1.2 miles away); Kingsport Drug (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bank Of Kingsport (approx. 1.3 miles away); Train Depot (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingsport.
 
More about this marker. Marker was moved from former location at the west end of the Riverfront Park about 0.3 miles west of here.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Long Island (Long Island of the Holston). (Submitted on September 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. LandmarksNative AmericansWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
View east from marker along Netherland Inn Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 10, 2017
3. View east from marker along Netherland Inn Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on September 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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