“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Johnson City in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

National Soldiers’ Home

Marker at Veteran's Administration image. Click for full size.
By Alan Gene Crowder, September 16, 2007
1. Marker at Veteran's Administration
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  Approved by an Act of Congress on Jan. 28, 1901, the Mountain Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers was created through the work of Tennessee Congressman Walter P. Brownlow (1851–1910). Known locally as Mountain Home, the original site comprised 447 acres and opened in October 1903. Peak enrollment reached over 2,500 Civil War and Spanish-American War veterans. In 1930, the National Soldiers’ Home system became part of the Veterans Administration.
Erected 2007. (Marker Number 1 A 135.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 36° 18.487′ N, 82° 22.475′ W. Marker is in Johnson City, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on Dogwood Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mountain Home TN 37684, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Nelson Home (approx. half a mile away); Brush Creek Campground (approx. 1.1 miles away); Colored Christian Church and Colored School (approx. 1.1 miles away); State Flag (approx. 1.1 miles away); East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Depot (approx. 1.3 miles away); Johnson City (approx. 1.3 miles away); Science Hill (approx. 1˝ miles away); Samuel Cole Williams (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnson City.
Categories. MilitaryPatriots & PatriotismWar, Spanish-AmericanWar, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2007, by Alan Gene Crowder of Johnson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,563 times since then and 21 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 24, 2007, by Alan Gene Crowder of Johnson City, Tennessee. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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