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Jonesborough in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Jonesboro: Oldest Town in Tennessee

 
 
Jonesboro: Oldest Town in Tennessee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 15, 2011
1. Jonesboro: Oldest Town in Tennessee Marker
Inscription. Formally established in 1779, by the General Assembly of North Carolina, as county seat of Washington County, first county west of the mountains. In 1784, the State of Franklin was organized here, with Jonesboro as its first capital.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A-81.)
 
Location. 36° 17.662′ N, 82° 28.921′ W. Marker is in Jonesborough, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on West Jackson Boulevard (U.S. 11E) 0.1 miles east of West College Street (Tennessee Route 81), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 418 West College Street, Jonesborough TN 37659, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alfred Eugene Jackson (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Abolition Publications (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alfred Martin Ray Buffalo Solder (approx. 0.4 miles away); Christopher Taylor House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chester Inn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jonesborough (approx. half a mile away); Jacob Brown (approx. half a mile away); Warner Institute (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesborough.
 
Also see . . .
1. Town of Jonesborough - Visitors - A Little History
Wide view of the Jonesboro: Oldest Town in Tennessee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 15, 2011
2. Wide view of the Jonesboro: Oldest Town in Tennessee Marker
. (Submitted on August 2, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. The History of Jonesborough, TN – in the Appalachians' Great Smoky Mountains. (Submitted on August 2, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. North Carolina History Project : State of Franklin. (Submitted on August 2, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 620 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 2, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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