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

The Boat Yard

 
 
The Boat Yard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 31, 2013
1. The Boat Yard Marker
Inscription. To the south, along the banks of the Holston River, a famous gateway to the West, the Boat Yard had a major role in the history of the South. It was the head of navigation on the Holston from 1768 to 1850, and important commercial port and the point of departure for travelers and emigrants.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 1A 4.)
 
Location. 36° 33.05′ N, 82° 35.683′ W. Marker is in Kingsport, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Netherland Inn Road west of Ridgefields Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is located in the Centennial Boat Yard Park. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Flatboat "Adventure" December 22, 1779 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Indian War Path (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Long Island of the Holston (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Kingsport (approx. one mile away); a different marker
The Boat Yard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 31, 2013
2. The Boat Yard Marker
also named Battle of Kingsport (approx. one mile away); The Gem Theatre (approx. 1.8 miles away); Kingsport Drug (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingsport.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The Boat Yard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 31, 2013
3. The Boat Yard Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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