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

Island Road

Oldest Wagon Road in Tennessee

 

—America’s First Road to the Southwest —

 
Island Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 19, 2011
1. Island Road Marker
Inscription. This military road from Chilhowee, Va. to present day Kingsport was completed September 1791 by Major Andrew Lewis under command of Col. Adam Stephen. Upon reaching the Long Island of the Holston, the militia erected Fort Robinson to treat for peace with Cherokees.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 99.)
 
Location. 36° 33.436′ N, 82° 20.434′ W. Marker is near Blountville, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 394 and Island Road on State Highway 394. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2799 Island Road, Blountville TN 37617, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Blountville (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sullivan County (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Blountville (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Blountville (approx. 1.8 miles away); Old Deery Inn (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Old Deery Inn (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ralph Blizard (approx. 1.9 miles away); Anderson Townhouse (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blountville.
 
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Wide view of the Island Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 19, 2011
2. Wide view of the Island Road Marker
View of Island Road image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 19, 2011
3. View of Island Road
Looking northeast up the Island Road. It has been paved yet still winds and curves over the hills of the East Tennessee countryside.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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