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

Flatboat “Adventure” December 22, 1779

 
 
Flootboat "Adventure" December 22, 1779 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 31, 2013
1. Flootboat "Adventure" December 22, 1779 Marker
Inscription. Colonel John Donelson in his flatboat “Adventure,” leading a flotilla of about 300 people in flatboats and canoes, departed from Fort Patrick Henry on that epic voyage to the Big Salt Lick on the Cumberland River (now Nashville). The voyagers were stopped by the fall of water on the shoals at the mouth of Reedy Creek, 600 yards upstream from here. They remained here for almost 2 months, repairing their boats and waiting for the water to rise. They arrived at their destination on April 24, 1780.
 
Erected 1979 by Boy Scout Troop 220 Great Smoky Mtn. Council.
 
Location. 36° 33.033′ N, 82° 35.65′ 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. This marker is located on the grounds of 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); The Boat Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Indian War Path (approx. 0.3 miles
Flootboat "Adventure" December 22, 1779 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 31, 2013
2. Flootboat "Adventure" December 22, 1779 Marker
away); The Long Island of the Holston (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Kingsport (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Kingsport (approx. one mile away); The Gem Theatre (approx. 1.8 miles away); Kingsport Drug (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingsport.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Flootboat "Adventure" December 22, 1779 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 31, 2013
3. Flootboat "Adventure" December 22, 1779 Marker
Flootboat "Adventure" December 22, 1779 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 31, 2013
4. Flootboat "Adventure" December 22, 1779 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 340 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on August 3, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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