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Tennessee Historical Markers
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Description:
Seek out an official Tennessee Historical Marker - large rectangular aluminum sign on a post with black lettering – and so learn more about the interesting times past.
Expanded Description:
This category is for the large rectangular markers with silver background, black lettering, and the three-star TN logo placed by the Tennessee Historical Commission - or similar marker placed by a city or county historical commission (such as Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County). These are typically specifically numbered markers on pedestals.

Unfortunately, the Tennessee state commission does not maintain a public webpage with current listing of markers. An outdated 1996 guidebook can be found in libraries with marker text and general location. “The Courier” newsletter (link) of the Tennessee Historical Commission does provide notification of new TN historical markers as they are approved.

Other historical plaques and signs should be waymarked in another appropriate category.

Instructions for Posting a Tennessee Historical Markers Waymark:
Please include the following in your post:

- Required: Waymark title. Suggested format is marker title – marker number – city or county.

- Required: A quality picture of the marker, which needs to be set as default waymark image. (No need for you or your GPS to be in picture, actually preferred that you're not). The text on the marker should be legible in the picture with the marker ideally filling entire photo without cutting off anything. If the other side is different (“See other side”), then a second photo is required to show the continued text.

- Optional but strongly encouraged: Additional pictures in the gallery to show the general location of the marker or the item being discussed (building, etc.).

- Required: Full text on the marker in the Long Description, both sides if different. Be sure that the text matches the picture submitted. Do not enter the text in all capital letters.

- Optional: Further information about the person, place, or item being featured on the marker.

- Required: Coordinates taken by you at the actual marker spot (not from a vehicle nearby).

- Optional: Address or directions to guide others to the location. Parking information, especially for markers in busy intersections.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
At minimum, your visit must consist of a picture of the marker itself or anything referenced on the marker plus additional information you may have learned about the waymark topic. (You and your GPS receiver do not need to be in the picture, but can.)
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Image for Douglass High School (1926-1966) - 1A 143 - Kingsport, TNview gallery

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Tennessee Historical MarkersDouglass High School (1926-1966) - 1A 143 - Kingsport, TN

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Douglass was among the largest black schools in the tri-state area during the early 1960s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 9/25/2010

last visited: never

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Tennessee Historical MarkersDonelson Flotilla - 1A 98 - Kingsport, TN

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A large fleet of flatboards left Kingsport down the Holston and Tennessee Rivers to found what became Nashville

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 9/19/2008

last visited: 8/9/2014

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Tennessee Historical MarkersAvery Treaty - 1A 38 - Kingsport, TN

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Historical marker along Wilcox Drive/TN126

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 9/19/2008

last visited: 8/9/2014

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Tennessee Historical Markers[MISSING] Fort Patrick Henry - 1A 41 - Kingsport, TN

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Near here was the early settler fort which gave name to the lake/dam and highway in the region.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/23/2014

last visited: 8/9/2014

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Tennessee Historical MarkersBattle of Island Flats - 1A 3 - Kingsport, TN

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First battle of the Revolutionary War in the west

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 11/10/2008

last visited: 8/24/2010

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Tennessee Historical MarkersThe Long Island of the Holston - 1A 107 - Kingsport, TN

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Long Island was sacred Cherokee grounds - and the start of Boone's Wilderness Trail into Kentucky

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 9/20/2008

last visited: 9/11/2017

Image for Battle of Island Flats - First Skirmish - 1A 94 - Kingsport, TNview gallery

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Tennessee Historical MarkersBattle of Island Flats - First Skirmish - 1A 94 - Kingsport, TN

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Historical marker for Revolutionary War battle in the West

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 9/26/2008

last visited: 1/5/2011

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Tennessee Historical MarkersThe Boat Yard - 1A 4 - Kingsport, TN

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The Boatyard was a gateway to the west on the Holston River

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 9/20/2008

last visited: 1/15/2011

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Tennessee Historical MarkersOld Kingsport Presbyterian Church - 1A 117 -Kingsport, TN

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This congregation is the oldest in Kingsport - predating the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/11/2008

last visited: 4/9/2014

Image for Pactolus Ironworks - 1A 48 - Kingsport, TNview gallery

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Tennessee Historical MarkersPactolus Ironworks - 1A 48 - Kingsport, TN

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Patolus Ironworks located just off TN36/Fort Henry Drive near one end of Hammond Bridge below Fort Patrick Henry Dam.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 9/19/2008

last visited: 1/8/2011

Image for Rock Ledge - 1A 103 - Kingsport, TNview gallery

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Tennessee Historical MarkersRock Ledge - 1A 103 - Kingsport, TN

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Rock Ledge is a log cabin house that has remained in the family for six generations, but now is for sale.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/22/2008

last visited: 6/3/2014

Image for Federal Underground Route - 1A 83 - Kingsport, TNview gallery

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Tennessee Historical MarkersFederal Underground Route - 1A 83 - Kingsport, TN

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"The Old Red Fox" was a Unionist pilot, leading Confederate deserters, prison escapees, slaves, and all manner of fugitives through the mountains into Kentucky or wherever the Union lines would advance.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/19/2008

last visited: 6/3/2014

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Tennessee Historical MarkersGreat Indian Warrior Trading Path - Kingsport, TN

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Historical sign commemorating trading trail in Warriors Path State Park

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 9/26/2008

last visited: 6/1/2014

Image for Yancey's Tavern - 1A 136 - Kingsportview gallery

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Tennessee Historical MarkersYancey's Tavern - 1A 136 - Kingsport

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Building has been used as a home, Sullivan County courthouse, tavern, and post office.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 11/20/2008

last visited: 2/1/2014

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Tennessee Historical MarkersGov. McMinn's Home - 1B 13 - Church Hill

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Joseph McMinn was an extremely popular figure in early Tenneessee history - being elected governor in a very short time without running for the office

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 11/23/2008

last visited: 7/7/2016

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Tennessee Historical MarkersEaton's Fort - 1A 36

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A fort, built in 1774, to station 200-600 soldiers was just over a football field's length to the south.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/19/2014

last visited: never

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Tennessee Historical MarkersFirst Settlers 1B ~ 15

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A marker in North East Tennessee honoring Hawkins Pioneers Joseph Kinkead and John Long.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PersonsMD

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/18/2009

last visited: 7/2/2014

Image for Double Springs - 1A 97 - Sullivan County, TNview gallery

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Tennessee Historical MarkersDouble Springs - 1A 97 - Sullivan County, TN

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Large water spring contributed to several events.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 11/2/2008

last visited: never

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Tennessee Historical MarkersBuffalo Ridge Church - 1A 24

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First Baptist Church in Tennessee

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 11/15/2008

last visited: 1/6/2016

Image for Patterson's Mill -1B 14 - Church Hill, TNview gallery

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Tennessee Historical MarkersPatterson's Mill -1B 14 - Church Hill, TN

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A fort and mill were built here which were used for protection from the Cherokees

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 11/23/2008

last visited: 7/7/2016

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Tennessee Historical MarkersFall Branch Community Educational Center - 1A 104

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History of the Fall Branch school.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 11/2/2008

last visited: never

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Tennessee Historical MarkersTaylor's Meeting House - 1A 35 - Blountville, TN

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The Presbyterian church established here was the first church of any denomination in Tennessee.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/19/2008

last visited: never

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Tennessee Historical MarkersCarter's Store - 1B 4 - Church Hill, TN

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Because of a Shawnee indian raid with destroyed his store, Carter was awarded all of Carter's Valley as compensation

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 11/23/2008

last visited: 4/18/2009

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Tennessee Historical MarkersFiddlin' Charlie Bowman - 1A 28

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Fiddlin Charlie Bowman - 1A 28, North East, Tennessee, Hall of fame fiddler and recording artist.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PersonsMD

location: Tennessee

date approved: 9/19/2008

last visited: 2/15/2011

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Tennessee Historical MarkersRice's Mill - 1B 16

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Henry Rice built and fortified a mill against indian attacks

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Tennessee

date approved: 11/23/2008

last visited: 4/18/2009

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