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

Rock Ledge

 
 
Rock Ledge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lisa Barnett, August 24, 2014
1. Rock Ledge Marker
Inscription. Built before 1835 by David Shaver, father of Samuel Shaver, an early Tennessee portrait painter. Passed to Lucinda Shaver, wife of Unionist and Tennessee State Senator (1865-69), John Welsh. Inherited by Leah Welsh and her husband, Lafayette Stuffle, a well known planter and lieutenant in the Confederate Army. This property has remained in direct descent for six generations.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 103.)
 
Location. 36° 34.579′ N, 82° 30.932′ W. Marker is near Kingsport, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is on Stuffle Street 0.1 miles north of Bloomingdale Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 Stuffle Street, Kingsport, TN 37660, Kingsport TN 37660, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Church Circle (approx. 3 miles away); Kingsport Public Library (approx. 3.1 miles away); Battle of Island Flats (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Island Flats (approx. 3.1 miles away); Western Union Building
Rock Ledge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lisa Barnett, August 24, 2014
2. Rock Ledge Marker
(approx. 3.2 miles away); Bank Of Kingsport (approx. 3.4 miles away); Kingsport Drug (approx. 3.4 miles away); Train Depot (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingsport.
 
Regarding Rock Ledge. Listed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1978 (Building #78002639).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2014, by Lisa Barnett of Jonesborough, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on May 5, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2014, by Lisa Barnett of Jonesborough, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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