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Elizabethton in Carter County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Watauga Old Fields

 
 
Watauga Old Fields Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2019
1. Watauga Old Fields Marker
Inscription.  Where the Watauga Association was formed in 1772, being the first place west of the Alleghenies where men joined together in a written compact for civil government and for the preservation of their ideals of liberty.

The Thirteen Commissioners Elected Were

Charles Robertson James Smith George Russell
James Robertson Jacob Brown Jacob Womack
Zach. Isbell William Bean Robert Lucas
John Sevier John Jones William Tatham
John Carter
Erected by the Tennessee
Daughters of the American Revolution
October 1923

 
Erected 1923 by Tennessee Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 36° 20.93′ N, 82° 12.625′ W. Marker is in Elizabethton, Tennessee, in Carter County. Marker is at the intersection of East Elk Avenue and North Main Street, on the right when traveling west on East Elk Avenue. Marker is located near the sidewalk,
Watauga Old Fields Marker<br>(<i>wide view  Carter County Courthouse in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 13, 2019
2. Watauga Old Fields Marker
(wide view Carter County Courthouse in background)
at the southwest corner of the Carter County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 East Elk Avenue, Elizabethton TN 37643, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel P. Carter (here, next to this marker); Carter County Veterans Monument (a few steps from this marker); Samuel Powhatan Carter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Covered Bridge (about 800 feet away); Carter County's Train History (about 800 feet away); Duffield Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mansion (approx. half a mile away); Green Hill Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethton.
 
Also see . . .  Watauga Association (Wikipedia). The Watauga Association was a semi-autonomous government created in 1772 by frontier settlers living along the Watauga River in what is now Elizabethton, Tennessee. Although it lasted only a few years, the Watauga Association provided a basis for what later developed into the state of Tennessee and likely influenced other western frontier governments in the region. While there is no evidence that the Watauga Association ever claimed to be outside the sovereign territory of the British Crown, historians have often cited the Association as the earliest attempt by American-born colonists to form an independent democratic government. (Submitted on June 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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