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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sullivan County, Tennessee

Clickable Map of Sullivan County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Sullivan County, TN (116) Carter County, TN (57) Hawkins County, TN (34) Johnson County, TN (11) Washington County, TN (93) Bristol Ind. City, VA (14) Scott County, VA (36) Washington County, VA (108)  SullivanCounty(116) Sullivan County (116)  CarterCounty(57) Carter County (57)  HawkinsCounty(34) Hawkins County (34)  JohnsonCounty(11) Johnson County (11)  WashingtonCounty(93) Washington County (93)  (14) Bristol (14)  ScottCounty(36) Scott County (36)  WashingtonCounty(108) Washington County (108)
Blountville is the county seat for Sullivan County
Adjacent to Sullivan County, Tennessee
      Carter County (57)  
      Hawkins County (34)  
      Johnson County (11)  
      Washington County (93)  
      Bristol, Virginia (14)  
      Scott County, Virginia (36)  
      Washington County, Virginia (108)  
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1 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — 1840 Smokehouse
Judge and Mrs. Joseph A. Caldwell relocated the 1840 Sullivan County smokehouse to this site shortly after 1940 when they bought and restored the Deery Inn for their residence.Map (db m158060) HM
2 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — 1A 51 — Acuff Chapel — United Methodist Church Historic Shrine —
Established in 1786, this was the first Methodist Episcopal Church to be erected on Tennessee soil. Bishop Francis Asbury preached here often. A ten-day revival held here by Rev. John A. Granade began the Great Revival of 1780-81. The chapel was . . . Map (db m82954) HM
3 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — Anderson Townhouse
The log section of Anderson Townhouse was built in 1792/95. It housed the first town commissioners of Blountville: Richard Gammon (1750-1833), Major George Maxwell (1751-1821) and Colonel John Anderson (1750-1817). All these men served the American . . . Map (db m69801) HM WM
4 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — Battle of BlountvilleFederal Guns on Cemetery Hill
This is where Union forces stood as they attacked Blountville on September 22, 1863, during a campaign to control the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad. On the day of the attack, the Confederates occupied Blountville while the Federal forces held the . . . Map (db m69699) HM
5 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — Battle of Blountville"…the best portion of the town was destroyed"
This is the Sullivan County Courthouse. Its interior was burned during the Union attack on Blountville on September 22, 1863, as Confederate and Federal forces vied for control of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, located a few miles east of . . . Map (db m69708) HM
6 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — Battle of BlountvilleConfederate Position
You are in the former schoolyard of the Masonic Female Institute, where Confederate troops stood as they defended Blountville on September 22, 1863. Col. James E. Carter's 1st Tennessee Cavalry withdrew that morning of 1863 from the Watauga River to . . . Map (db m69806) HM
7 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — 1A 124 — Battle of Blountville
Here on September 22, 1863, Confederate forces commanded by Colonel James E. Carter fought a Union brigade led by John W. Foster. After delaying the Union advance for more than four hours, Carter withdrew toward Zollicoffer, now known as Bluff City. . . . Map (db m45822) HM
8 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — Battle of Blountville Confederate Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of the Confederate soldiers of Sullivan County Tennessee War of 1861-65 Battle of Blountville Sunday September 22, 1863Map (db m158034) WM
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9 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — Brick Kitchen
William Deery built this kitchen about 1810 to serve his inn. Virginia Caldwell described it as "tumble-down” in 1940 before the west and north walls were reconstructed. It served as her weave house. It is now furnished as an early 1800s . . . Map (db m158064) HM
10 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — Fain Law Office
This little building originally stood across the street and served as the office of attorney John Fain in the late 1800s. Some Blountville residents remember it as the office of attorney Homer Smith in the second quarter of the 20th century. It was . . . Map (db m210240) HM
11 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — Historic Courthouse Bell
Forged in Maryland by J. Regester & Sons, this bell was placed in a cupola atop the old section of the Sullivan County courthouse circa 1870, and hung there nigh 100 years. This historic bell was mounted here on the courthouse lawn by the . . . Map (db m158019) HM
12 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — 1A 99 — Island RoadOldest Wagon Road in Tennessee — America’s First Road to the Southwest —
This military road from Chilhowee, Va. to present day Kingsport was completed September 1761 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 . . . Map (db m47541) HM
13 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — 1A 150 — James Brigham(ca. 1744-1814)
James Brigham, a pioneer and Revolutionary War soldier, purchased 1,070 acres along Muddy Creek in modern-day Sullivan County between 1782 and 1787. On December 11, 1792, he deeded 30 acres to John Anderson, George Maxwell, and . . . Map (db m158022) HM
14 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — King Ironworks Cabin
This 1790 log cabin was the office of the James King Ironworks, which was located at the junction of Beaver and Steele Creeks near Bristol, TN. When the city announced plans to construct its waste- water treatment plant on the site in . . . Map (db m158063) HM
15 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — Old Deery InnRefuge from the Storm
In September 1863, Confederate Gen. Samuel Jones’s command and Union Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’s forces contested control of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad a few miles east. On September 22, Union Col. John W. Foster’s brigade engaged the forces . . . Map (db m69712) HM
16 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — 1A 33 — Old Deery Inn
Built shortly after 1785 by William Deery. Stopping place for many distinguished travelers of early days, Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, the Marquis de Lafayette, Prince Louis Phillipe, Andrew Johnson and others enjoyed its hospitality. It operated . . . Map (db m82955) HM
17 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — 1A 132 — Ralph Blizard1918-2004
Ralph Blizard, a Hall of Fame long-bow fiddler, was a pioneer entertainer on radio stations WOPI, WJHL and WKPT, at first with his high school classmates. He recorded and toured with the New Southern Ramblers across the United States and the British . . . Map (db m45846) HM
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18 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — Slave Quarters
William Deery built this brick building in the early 1800s to house his slaves. Very few original slave buildings still exist in northeast Tennessee.Map (db m210235) HM
19 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — Sullivan CountyTennessee's Second Oldest County
Sullivan County was established by the North Carolina Assembly’s October 1779 session; its north of the Holston River section formerly in Washington County, Virginia; and its south of the river section formerly in Washington County, North Carolina. . . . Map (db m69711) HM
20 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — Sullivan County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all veterans of Sullivan County to the honor and glory of those who proudly served to keep our country a land of freedom Map (db m158036) WM
21 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — 1A 35 — Taylor’s Meeting House
The Presbyterian Church established here in 1773 is probably the first church of any denomination to be established within the borders of Tennessee. It was also used as a fort, and school was held here on Sundays, in pioneer times.Map (db m45658) HM
22 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — The Cannonball HouseNarrowly Missed Destruction
You are standing in front of the Miller-Haynes house, known as the Cannonball House because of structural damage it sustained from Union cannon fire during the Battle of Blountville on September 22, 1863. During the artillery exchanges, Confederate . . . Map (db m69805) HM
23 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — The Chapel Cross at Fellowship Park
In June of 1843 land was acquired from Laurence Snapp of Blountville and the first building of the church was erected across from the present Blountville Glass Company. The deed stated in Laurence Snapp's words that the land was given to James . . . Map (db m210247) HM
24 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — The Log Church at Fellowship Park
The historic log structure from the late 1700's was built in an area possibly known as Sapling Grove in Johnson County, Mountain City, TN. In the late 1950's it was moved to Elizabethton where it was a part of a tourist attraction which included a . . . Map (db m210252) HM
25 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Blountville — Tipton Town House
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26 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bluff City — 1A 66 — Bluff City
When first a settlement, this was called Choate's Ford. With establishment of the Abingdon, Va-Knoxville stage line, it became known as Middletown. Laid off as a town, following completion of the railroad, it became Union. Early in 1862, it was . . . Map (db m22907) HM
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27 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bluff City — 1A 68 — Edward Cox Home — United Methodist Church Registered Historic Shrine —
This pioneer from Maryland built the house which stands .1 mi. N., in 1773, bringing his bride here in 1775. Following his return from the Revolution, he opened his house to Methodist missionary preachers. Bishop Francis Asbury was a frequent . . . Map (db m80631) HM
28 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bluff City — 1A 80 — Womack's Old Fort
2.1 Mi. E. on Island Park Road and on hill to left above the spring stood the residence fort of Captain Jacob Womack, who served in colonial & Revolutionary wars. Built before 1774 it served to protect nearby settlers from Indian attacks. About 1785 . . . Map (db m22908) HM
29 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — Alan Kulwicki
This owner-driver's popular Winston Cup title in 1992 prompted many drivers to field their own teams. The mechanical engineering graduate recorded two of his five career triumphs at Bristol. He died in a plane crash April 1, 1993, en route to . . . Map (db m224130) HM
30 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — AMVETS Memorial
Tennessee AMVETS dedicates this memorial to all veterans living or deceased who have honorably served their country that freedom may reign December 15, 2001 Governor Don Sundquist Map (db m143588) WM
31 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — 1A 137 — Birthplace of Bristol
The town of Bristol was planned and laid out by Joseph Rhea Anderson in 1852. Development began on this site in 1853 with the erection of Anderson's combined home and business. The building served as the community's first store, post office, bank, . . . Map (db m22991) HM
32 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — Birthplace of Country MusicBristol, Tennessee • Virginia — Historic Downtown Bristol —
Bristol has long been known as a hub for traditional mountain music. In the summer of 1927, Ralph Peer, a record producer from Victor Talking Machine Company, traveled to Bristol and set up a portable recording studio four blocks east of this . . . Map (db m24031) HM
33 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — BristolVA - TENN — A Good Place to Live —
Landmark Bridge Between Two States Erected 1910 Placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior September 8,1988 Marker in memory of Mattie and Jim Owens Bristol Historical . . . Map (db m22993) HM
34 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — 1A 140 — Bristol SessionsJuly 25 through August 5, 1927 Reported missing
In 1927 Ralph Peer, a record producer with the Victor Talking Machine Company, set up a temporary music studio on this site. Over the next 12 days he recorded 76 songs by 19 artists, including the Stonemans, and the first recordings of Jimmie . . . Map (db m82956) HM
35 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — Bristol Tennessee Post Office & Custom HouseNational Register of Historic Places #85002772
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m135597) HM
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36 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — Cale Yarborough
Nine Bristol victories, nine Bristol pole positions. The only driver to lead every lap of a 500-lap Bristol event (1973). During unprecedented three Winston Cup title seasons (1976-78), he won five out of the six Bristol races. He retired with 83 . . . Map (db m224055) HM
37 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — Cathy DeCaterinaPlaying a leading role in Bristol
Catherine "Cathy" DeCaterina, Bristol native, Fairmont Elementary, Tennessee High School, and Sullins College graduate, went on to study voice at the Julliard School in New York City. While singing in New York, she met and married Frank DeCaterina . . . Map (db m211074) HM
38 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — Civil War In TennesseeTaking the Great Valley
The Great Valley of Tennessee, the Southern Appalachian breadbasket, stretches from Bristol to Chattanooga and with its major turnpikes and railroads was strategically vital to both North and South during the war. The “better half of . . . Map (db m143534) HM
39 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — Confederate Hospital
On this site was formerly located the Bristol general Confederate Hospital. It was housed in the former Exchange Hotel erected in 1858 (later known as the Nickels House). The building was demolished in about 1898. Sick and wounded soldiers were . . . Map (db m157955) HM
40 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — Dale Earnhardt
At this speedway on April 1, 1979, "The Intimidator" recorded the first of his 76 career NASCAR Winston Cup Series victories. The seven-time series champion won nine cup events and one Busch Series race here at Bristol. From 1985 to 1988, he won . . . Map (db m224052) HM
41 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — Darrell Waltrip
Bristol's all-time leading winner recorded 12 of his 84 career victories here. He won three Winston Cup championships (1981, 82, 85). Among the Tennessee resident's greatest achievements is his seven-race winning streak in Winston Cup events at . . . Map (db m224113) HM
42 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — David Pearson
The "Silver Fox" won 105 races at NASCAR's top level, including five at Bristol during a five year span (1967-71). This three-time champion won back-to-back titles in 1968 and 1969, a period when he won Three out of four Bristol events. He is one . . . Map (db m224057) HM
43 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — East Hill CemeteryHistoric Burying Ground
During the Civil War, Bristol was a strategic location on the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad. The Confederate Medical Corps established hospitals in the town, which soon became an important medical center. Wounded soldiers were brought by rail . . . Map (db m82957) HM
44 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — 1A 65 — Evan Shelby
Born in Wales, 1719, he came here about 1771. A veteran of Braddock's Campaign and Lord Dunmore's War, he commanded a successful expedition against the Chickamauga towns, 1779. Member of the North Carolina State Senate, 1781, and brigadier general . . . Map (db m22995) HM
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45 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — 1A 64 — Evan Shelby's Fort
This fort was erected on high ground about two blocks south, in 1771, for the protection of the pioneer settlers. From it went forces to the battles of Point Pleasant, Long Island Flats and Chickamauga Towns. Here also occurred the preliminary . . . Map (db m82958) HM
46 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — First Country and Western Recording
(North Face) Erected August 16, 1971 Honoring A.P. Carter Sara Carter Maybelle Carter Jimmie Rodgers Who recorded the first Country and Western music to be distributed nationwide in Bristol, Tennessee on August 2, 1927 (West . . . Map (db m24036) HM
47 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — 1A 37 — First Ironworks
1/2 mile north, in 1784, Col. James King, Revolutionary veteran who was at Yorktown, built an ironworks at the mouth of Steel's Creek. A later associate was Governor William Blount. With the King Ironworks was also the first nail factory in the . . . Map (db m22911) HM
48 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — Founder of Bristol
Erected in 2010 in honor of Joseph Rhea Anderson (1819-1888) who founded the original Town of Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee in 1852. Both sides of the town were given recognition on the official records of the time. He erected the first building in . . . Map (db m82959) HM
49 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — Gammon Mansion1878 — Slaughter Law Firm —
is recognized as a National Historic Landmark as designated by the Secretary of the Interior 2009Map (db m210192) HM
50 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — Isaac Shelby (1750-1826)Frontiersman and Revolutionary War Leader
Colonel Isaac Shelby was a leader of frontier American forces resisting British rule. British officer Patrick Ferguson was aware of Shelby's presence in the area and sent out a warning, if the rebels did not desist in their opposition to British . . . Map (db m135593) HM
51 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — Jeff Gordon
The winner of four NASCAR cup series championships, Jeff Gordon helped transform auto racing into a mainstream American sport. Gordon recorded 93 cup series wins in his career. His Bristol highlights include five cup victories, including four . . . Map (db m224125) HM
52 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — Jimmie Rodgers
Jimmie Rodgers, known as “The Singing Brakeman” and “the Blue Yodeler,” was born in Meridian, Mississippi on September 8, 1897. After working as a brakeman for the railroad, a bout of tuberculosis forced Rodgers from the . . . Map (db m23145) HM
53 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — 1A 63 — John Isaac Cox3.5 mi →
Born in a house 300 yards east of this road, Oct. 23, 1857, he held nearly every public office in his county, besides being three times member of the General Assembly. While Speaker of the State Senate, he became Governor to succeed James B. . . . Map (db m157959) HM
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54 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — 1A 69 — Jonesboro Turnpike
It crosses the highway here. Originally a branch of the Great War and Trading Path, it was later an important route from Virginia to the west. The first mail route between Richmond and Washington ran over it. Many notables used it, including Andrew . . . Map (db m157952) HM
55 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — Junior Johnson
Legendary Junior Johnson claimed his first Bristol victory as both car owner and driver in the 1965 Southeastern 500. Drivers Charlie Glotzbach, Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip drove his cars cars to more Bristol victories, giving . . . Map (db m224128) HM
56 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — 1A 70 — King College
Located 4 miles to the east in Bristol, Tennessee. Founded in 1867 by the Reverend James King and other Presbyterian leaders to provide "a thorough classical and scientific training, combined with moral and religious instruction." Since 1915 this . . . Map (db m22913) HM
57 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — 33 — Mississippi Country: The Bristol Sessions — Mississippi Country Music Trail —
Ralph Peer came to Bristol in search of large personalities who would make a strong impression on Victor's new higher fidelity recordings, and discovered one of country music's strongest in “Blue Yodeler” Jimmie Rodgers. Jimmie's . . . Map (db m157957) HM
58 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — Original Site of King College
Established 1867 by the Presbyterian Church on land donated by Rev. James King “to give the benefits of a Christian classical education to young men of limited means.” The Rev. James Doak Tadlock, D. D., was the first President . . . Map (db m157954) HM
59 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — Parlett House
[Left plaque] The National Register Tennessee Historical Commission Parlett House Built c. 1892 of Historic Places [Right plaque] This property recognized by the Bristol 1892 . . . Map (db m210175) HM
60 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — 1A 67 — Pemberton Oak
Under the massive oak 0.3 mi. SW, Col. John Pemberton assembled his command in late September, 1780 for service against the British. Joined by units from Virginia, they marched to Sycamore Shoals of the Watauga; thence the whole force, under Col. . . . Map (db m157949) HM
61 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — Ralph S. Peer(1892 - 1960)
Ralph S. Peer was born in 1892 in Independence, Missouri. He grew up in the record business, working in the shop where his father sold phonographs and recordings for the Columbia Graphophone Company. After service in WWI, as a talent scout for . . . Map (db m23683) HM
62 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — Richard Petty
"The King" WON THREE won three Bristol races. All in seasons that ended in Winston Cup titles. The sport's greatest ambassador holds NASCAR records that never will be broken, including 200 career victories and 27 in a single season. The seven-time . . . Map (db m224053) HM
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63 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — Rusty Wallace
Rusty Wallace won nine Bristol trophies during a career that included the 1989 NASCAR championship and 55 race victories. His Bristol highlights include: his first career triumph April 6, 1986; his landmark 50th victory March 26, 2000; three Bristol . . . Map (db m224127) HM
64 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — Shelby's Fort
General Evan Shelby erected a fort here in 1771 that sheltered and protected pioneers and sent victorious forces to the battles of Point Pleasant, Long Island Flats and Chicamauga Towns Here was conceived by Shelby, Campbell and Sevier, an . . . Map (db m35794) HM
65 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — Steel-Seneker Houses
Steel House has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1774 Sullivan County Historical Society Sullivan County 1796 Historic . . . Map (db m210230) HM
66 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — The Allison Family
The core of "The Alabama Gang:" Bobby Allison, his brother Donnie, and his sons Davey and Clifford. Bristol's first family to qualify for members at the Winston Cup or Busch series level. Bobby, Donnie and Davey all won Winston Cup races at Bristol, . . . Map (db m224131) HM
67 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — 1A 131 — The Bristol Municipal StadiumThe Stone Castle
The Bristol Municipal Stadium was built with funds provided by the Works Progress Administration between 1934 and 1937. The stone came from nearby Beaver Creek. A dedication ceremony was held on October 8, 1936, before the Tennessee High and Science . . . Map (db m45941) HM
68 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Bristol — The E.W. King Building
The E.W. King Building is a historic 1920 warehouse in a historic district listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Dept. of the InteriorMap (db m234396) HM
69 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Colonial Heights — Great Indian Warrior Trading Path(The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road)
The most heavily traveled road in Colonial America passed through here, linking areas from the Great Lakes to Augusta, GA. Laid on ancient animal and Native American Trading/Warrior Paths. Indian treaties among the Governors of NY, PA, & VA and . . . Map (db m158112) HM
70 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — 1A 38 — Avery Treaty
This treaty was consummated here on July 20, 1777, following Col. Christian's subjugation of the Cherokee, who ceded to the whites a broad domain for settlement. The North Carolina and Virginia Commissioners, led by Wraightstill Avery, and the . . . Map (db m108172) HM
71 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — Bank Barn
The barn built into the embankment provided a stable on the 1st level and a 2nd floor for stage coaches and wagon repair. From the early 1800's it remained in use until the 1920-30's. Reconstructed on the original site with portions of the limestone . . . Map (db m114013) HM
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72 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — Bank Of Kingsport
As the area began to develop, citizens began to realize that they needed a place to invest their money. As a result, the Bank of Kingsport was built in 1912. This financial institution was the first bank in the model city. It holds another place in . . . Map (db m23731) HM
73 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — Barry Bales — Tennessee Music Pathways —
Acoustic bass player Barry Bales is the longest-serving member of bluegrass star Alison Krauss’ band, Union Station. He has also worked as a session musician, record producer and songwriter. His co-written song “Nobody to Blame” won the Academy of . . . Map (db m176973) HM
74 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — 1A 3 — Battle of Island Flats
In the area to the S.W. was fought this first battle of the Revolution in the West, July 20, 1776. Colonial Militia under Capt. James Thompson, defeated a force of Cherokees under Dragging Canoe, in a short, bloody struggle. It was also the turning . . . Map (db m76648) HM
75 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — 1A 94 — Battle of Island FlatsFirst Skirmish
Marching down Island Road from Eaton's Fort on July 20, 1776, the Colonial Militia crossed Eaton's Ridge to this ravine. Here they rushed the British-allied Cherokees, who were hidden behind trees, with such violence that the Indians were forced to . . . Map (db m76647) HM
76 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — Battle of Kingsport
On December 13, 1864 approx. 300 Confederate cavalrymen from 2nd Ky. Cav. under Col. R. Morgan delayed the advancing 5,500 Union cavalry under Gen. Stoneman enroute to Saltville, Va.. This monument is dedicated to those brave . . . Map (db m108203) HM
77 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — Battle of KingsportA Flank Attack — Stoneman's Raid —
[Inset] On December 10, 1864, Union Gen. George Stoneman led 5,700 horse artillerists and cavalrymen east from Knoxville, Tennessee, to destroy iron-, lead-, and saltworks in Virginia that were essential to the Confederate war effort. . . . Map (db m108218) HM
78 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — Brownie McGhee
Skilled and polished, Brownie McGhee's music encompassed folk, acoustic blues, rhythm and blues, and protest songs. He appeared in movies, on television and Broadway, and recorded prolifically. Although his name is usually bracketed with his . . . Map (db m210269) HM
79 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — Charles WrightPoet
“Over the Blue Ridge, the whisperer starts to whisper in tongues. Remembered landscapes are left in me The way a bee leaves its sting….” Charles Wright spent his formative years in Kingsport, and many of his poems feature the landscapes of . . . Map (db m176968) HM
80 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — Church Circle
This Kingsport landmark was designed by railroad engineer William Dunlap and refined by city planner John Nolen as an original part of the 1919 City Plan, Church Circle is one of the cornerstones of planned urban design with its "spoke and wheel" . . . Map (db m23724) HM
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81 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — Colonel Gilbert Christian1734 - 1793 — First Permanent Settler in Kingsport —
Early settlement attempt in 1761. Permanent settlement in 1775. The first town in the Kingsport area was laid out on his land grant in 1802 and was named Christianville. American Revolution Patriot Long Island Chapter Daughters of . . . Map (db m114015) HM
82 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail
In March 1775 Daniel Boone and a group of axmen met nearby at the Holston River and began blazing a trail through 200 miles of forested terrain to the Cumberland Gap and beyond to the Kentucky River. The Wilderness Trail, or Road, opened a new . . . Map (db m69694) HM
83 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — 1A 98 — Donelson Flotilla
Early in 1779 Col. John Donelson's group arrived here and built 30 flatboats for 300 people to make the 1000-mile journey to settle Middle Tennessee. They embarked on their boating adventure on December 22, 1779. With an hour they wrecked at the . . . Map (db m108173) HM
84 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — 1A 97 — Double Springs
The large spring to the northwest was a landmark to early settlers. In his campaign against the Cherokees, Col. William Christian established his first camp here on October l-4, 1776. The Double Springs Church, to the South, was founded by . . . Map (db m158131) HM
85 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — 1A 143 — Douglass High School1928-1966
(Side One) The only school for African Americans in Kingsport began in 1913 as the Oklahoma Grove School near downtown. With Rosenwald and community funds, the first Douglass School building was constructed in 1928. A new structure was . . . Map (db m76645) HM
86 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — Doyle Lawson — Tennessee Music Pathways —
Bluegrass and country gospel musician Doyle Lawson is a mandolinist, singer, and, since 1979, the leader of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. The winner of may International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards, Lawson was also the 2006 recipient of . . . Map (db m176976) HM
87 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — Exchange PlaceGaines-Preston Farm
Located on the Western Stage Road, this double log house, arranged in “saddle bag” style, was called Exchange Place because it was used to exchange stagecoach horses and currencies. From 1816 to 1846 it served as the main house for the plantation . . . Map (db m210263) HM
88 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — 1A 83 — Federal Underground Route
After hiding by day with his groups of recruits for the Union Army from Confederate-held Tennessee in the dense undergrowth of White Oak Flats, Captain Dan Ellis passed them into Virginia near here, then crossed North Holston River before ascending . . . Map (db m158069) HM
89 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — Flatboat
This flatboat is a model of boats that were built in the late 1700's and early 1800's on the banks of this river. These boats transported vast quantities of salt, iron ingots, animal skins, herbs such as ginseng, plaster of Paris and other items of . . . Map (db m114014) HM
90 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — Flatboat "Adventure" December 22, 1779
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 . . . Map (db m75912) HM
91 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — 1A-41 — Fort Patrick Henry
Erected near here by Lt. Col. Wm. Russell in Sept. 1776, under orders of Col. William Christian, to serve the forces then successfully campaigning against the hostile Cherokee who had become allies of the British. Capt. Wm. Winchester’s Company . . . Map (db m133758) HM
92 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — Kingsport Drug
This building was constructed in 1915 and housed the City's first drug store. Some of the first physicians in Kingsport kept their offices and practiced medicine on the second floor. The drug store featured one of the first soda fountains in town to . . . Map (db m23728) HM
93 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — Kingsport Public Library
The Kingsport Book Club established the Kingsport Public Library in 1929. It was originally housed in the YMCA building and then moved to this site, which was the former U.S. Post Office site on Broad Street. Thomas Hastings of New York designed the . . . Map (db m23726) HM
94 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — Lesley Riddle
African-American musician Lesley Riddle exerted an influence on country music through his association with A.P. Carter of the Carter Family. Riddle introduced Carter to songs of African American origin, which Carter reconfigured and brought into the . . . Map (db m210280) HM
95 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — Martin-Dobyns House
Sullivan County Historical Society Sullivan County 1796 [illegible] Historic SiteMap (db m210264) HM
96 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — Netherland Inn
The Inn was built in the early 1800's by William King and sold to Richard Netherland in 1818. The Inn was a popular Stage Coach Inn and Tavern on the Great Stage Road. Parking and ticket sales are located at the upper parking lot.Map (db m114012) HM
97 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — Netherland Inn / King's Boat Yard
In 1802 William King of Saltville, Virginia purchased two lots in Christianville where he built a dwelling, wharfs, warehouses and a store. In 1818 Richard Netherland, Esquire, purchased the property and established a tavern on the Great Stage . . . Map (db m158080) HM
98 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — 1A 117 — Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church
Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church was organized 1820 as the Boat Yard Congregation. It predated the incorporation of Kingsport by two years. In 1846, Dr. Frederick A. Ross built the church on his property at his expense, utilizing the labor of his . . . Map (db m158078) HM
99 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — 1A 48 — Pactolus Ironworks
Moses Cavett built the ironworks located here before 1795. Shortly after that year, John Sevier, his son and son-in-law acquired it. It was owned later by E. & E. Embree, east Tennessee ironmasters, whose Pactolus Nail Factory, located ¼ mile . . . Map (db m158110) HM
100 Tennessee, Sullivan County, Kingsport — Pierce Chapel AME Church Cemetery
The National Register of Historic Places Tennessee Historical Commission Pierce Chapel AME Church CemeteryMap (db m210290) HM

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