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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kingston, Tennessee

 
Clickable Map of Roane County, Tennessee and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Roane County, TN (47) Anderson County, TN (64) Cumberland County, TN (24) Knox County, TN (167) Loudon County, TN (19) McMinn County, TN (17) Meigs County, TN (29) Morgan County, TN (0) Rhea County, TN (16)  RoaneCounty(47) Roane County (47)  AndersonCounty(64) Anderson County (64)  CumberlandCounty(24) Cumberland County (24)  KnoxCounty(167) Knox County (167)  LoudonCounty(19) Loudon County (19)  McMinnCounty(17) McMinn County (17)  MeigsCounty(29) Meigs County (29)  MorganCounty(0) Morgan County (0)  RheaCounty(16) Rhea County (16)
Location of Kingston, Tennessee
    Roane County (47)
    Anderson County (64)
    Cumberland County (24)
    Knox County (167)
    Loudon County (19)
    McMinn County (17)
    Meigs County (29)
    Morgan County (0)
    Rhea County (16)
 
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1Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Blacksmith Building #7
In most cases a blacksmith would be hired from a nearby town or settlement. A skilled person would be able to forge or fashion various items of need for the fort and surrounding communities. Hand forged items such as cut nails, hinges, . . . Map (db m164360) HM
2Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Blockhouse #10
A small two story structure also referred to as a 'safe house' which was common in early settlements for protection against attacks from any Native American tribes. Many early settlements transitioned into forts, which weren't always military. A . . . Map (db m164375) HM
3Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Blockhouse #11
A small two story structure also referred to as a ‘safe house’ which was common in early settlements for protection against attacks from any Native American tribes. Many early settlements transitioned into forts, which weren’t always military. A . . . Map (db m164395) HM
4Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Blockhouse #12
A small two story structure also referred to as a 'safe house' which was common in early settlements for protection against attacks from any Native American tribes. Many early settlements transitioned into forts, which weren't always military. A . . . Map (db m164350) HM
5Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Blockhouse #13
A small two story structure also referred to as a ‘safe house’ which was common in early settlements for protection against attacks from any Native American tribes. Many early settlements transitioned into forts, which weren’t always military. A . . . Map (db m164400) HM
6Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — 1F 25 — Capitol for a Day
On Sept 21 1807, the State Legislature met on this site, and immediately resolved to "adjourn forthwith from Kingston," to meet in Knoxville on the 23rd. This brief meeting was in technical fulfillment of terms in a treaty with the Cherokees by . . . Map (db m32685) HM
7Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Carpenter and Tack Building #7
A carpenter would build and perform various repairs on all the fort structures. Also, tables, desks, bunk beds, lanterns and other furniture could be made if needed. Leather work and repairs would also be done. The cutting, sewing and making . . . Map (db m164361) HM
8Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Cherokee Cabin
At the time the first Europeans came the Cherokee were a settled, agricultural people. They lived in villages sometimes consisting of thirty to sixty houses, plus a large council house. Homes were usually made by interweaving river cane in a . . . Map (db m164402) HM
9Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Command and Administrative Building #3
This structure served as the Senior Officer’s quarters and later shared with the first Indian Agent of the territory. This was a long building adjoined to blockhouses on each end. Its dimensions are 70 ft. by 22 ft. and likely a one story . . . Map (db m164391) HM
10Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Court Martial of Private Abraham Setts
In Dec. 1798 Private Setts of the Dragoon Company took a horse, saddle bridle, and $74 and deserted. Subsequently, he had been captured and imprisoned at Southwest Point. On May 1st 1799, a military court found him guilty of desertion and was . . . Map (db m164389) HM
11Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — For the UnionHistoric Roane County Courthouse
On June 7, 1861, future president Andrew Johnson spoke forcefully against secession on the steps of this building, the Roane County Courthouse. Along with many others in East Tennessee, a majority in Roane County opposed separation from the Union, . . . Map (db m150757) HM
12Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Fort Privy 12
Archaeological work located 3 privies. A privy is a military name for a soldier’s toilet building. Holes were dug to a depth of 10 to 14 ft. The ground walls were either lined with small logs or brick and stone. Wall alignment would help prevent . . . Map (db m164349) HM
13Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Fort Privy 2
Archaeological work located 3 privies. A privy is a military name for a soldier’s toilet building. Holes were dug to a depth of 10 to 14 ft. The ground walls were either lined with small logs or brick and stone. Wall alignment would help prevent . . . Map (db m164398) HM
14Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Fort Privy 9
Archaeological work located 3 privies. A privy is a military name for a soldier’s toilet building. Holes were dug to a depth of 10 to 14 ft. The ground walls were either lined with small logs or brick and stone. Wall alignment would help prevent . . . Map (db m164381) HM
15Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Fort Southwest Point
History The first military post in this area dates to 1792 when a blockhouse was constructed about one-half mile upstream from the present fort sit eon the boundary of U.S. Territory and the Cherokee Nation as defined by a 1791 treaty. The . . . Map (db m159797) HM
16Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Fort Southwest PointLink to the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Fort Southwest Point’s link to the Lewis and Clark Expedition The Lewis and Clark Expedition has been described as the greatest exploration of discovery in our nation’s history. Planned by President Thomas Jefferson and led by Captains . . . Map (db m159801) HM
17Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — KingstonFormer State Capital
(west side) The Second Capital of Tennessee In 1806, the General Assembly of Tennessee passed a resolution that its next meeting be “at the town of Kingston near South-West Point.” On Monday, September 21, 1807, the . . . Map (db m42951) HM
18Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Old Guard Chapel
Research doesn’t indicate if an actual chapel existed in the fort site. Also, it isn’t known if the regimental Chaplin was mustered at the fort. However, historical records tell us local church pastors from Kingston did hold services for the . . . Map (db m164378) HM
19Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Pillory
The pillory consisted of hinged wooden boards forming holes through which the head and arms were inserted. In being forced to bed forward and stick their head and hands out in front of them, offenders in the pillory would have been extremely . . . Map (db m164386) HM
20Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Quartermaster’s Supply Building #15
This structure served as the fort's supply storage building. Quartermaster is the name of the officer in charge of supplies for the buildings and soldiers of the fort. The dimensions are 62 ft. by 23 ft. including a 5 ft porch. This building was . . . Map (db m164384) HM
21Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Roane County Revolutionary War Monument
Dedicated to the memory of those men and women who fought in the Revolutionary War, with courage, faith, and sacrifice, who came to this country and contributed these same attributes toward the character of the people of Roane County, . . . Map (db m150759) WM
22Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Roane County War of 1812 Memorial
To the Glory of God and in loving memory of the American soldiers and sailors of the War of 1812 who enlisted here. This tablet is erected by the Tennessee National Society United States Daughters of 1812 and the Court of Roane . . . Map (db m42950) WM
23Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Site of Southwest Point1792 - 1807
A military post established in the Territory of the United States South of the River Ohio by General John Sevier under command of Captain John McClelland to protect the settlers and travelers from the Indians. William Blount, Governor ceded, . . . Map (db m159789) HM
24Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Soldier’s Barracks #5
A log structure was one and a half to two stories high. The overall size is 43 ft. by 22 ft. including a 5 ft. porch. The roof is covered with wood shingles. A two sided fireplace is centered to allow equal heat distribution. A minimal of two . . . Map (db m164372) HM
25Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Soldier’s Barracks #8
A log structure was one and a half to two stories high. The overall size is 43 ft. by 22 ft. including a 5 ft. porch. The roof is covered with wood shingles. A two sided fireplace is centered to allow equal heat distribution. A minimal of two . . . Map (db m164370) HM
26Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Soldier’s Barracks w/ Cellar #14
Basically, they are the same as the other barracks on the opposite side of the parade ground. The only difference, these had cellars as indicated by the deep impressions in the ground. The sloping ground made it favorable to have cellars, needed . . . Map (db m164365) HM
27Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Soldier’s Barracks w/ Cellar #4
Basically, they are the same as the other barracks on the opposite side of the parade ground. The only difference, these had cellars as indicated by the deep impressions in the ground. The sloping ground made it favorable to have cellars, needed . . . Map (db m164351) HM
28Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Soldier’s Barracks w/ Cellar #6
Basically, they are the same as the other barracks on the opposite side of the parade ground. The only difference, these had cellars as indicated by the deep impressions in the ground. The sloping ground made it favorable to have cellars, needed . . . Map (db m164364) HM
29Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — 1F 7 — Southwest Point
On the hill to the S.W., a fort was built in 1791-92, and garrisoned by the regular Army. It was a noted place on the frontier, visited by many travelers and emigrants.Map (db m150309) HM
30Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — Southwest Stonewall
Archaeological work on the S.W. end of the fort boundaries indicated a stone retaining wall with palisades mounted on top. These posts were supported by anchoring deep in the wall at 8 to 10 ft. intervals. Flat areas of the stone next to the . . . Map (db m164397) HM
31Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — The First Federal Fort in Tennessee1797 - 1811
Dedicated to the more than six hundred soldiers who served at Fort Southwest Point. The first Commanding Officer Lt. Colonel Thomas Butler.Map (db m164380) HM
32Tennessee (Roane County), Kingston — The Lewis and Clark Expeditionand Fort Southwest Point
The Lewis and Clark Expedition and Fort Southwest Point The Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-06) was conceived by President Thomas Jefferson to be an exploration of discovery through the West and on to the Pacific Ocean. The purposes of the . . . Map (db m159794) HM
 
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