The Long Island of the Holston - 1A 107 - Kingsport, TN
Posted by: vhasler
N 36° 33.024 W 082° 35.386
17S E 357714 N 4046174
Quick Description: Long Island was sacred Cherokee grounds - and the start of Boone's Wilderness Trail into Kentucky
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 9/19/2008 7:22:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM4QC0
Its west end seen here in the river, the Long Island of the Holston is four miles long. Tennessee's first National Historic Landmark, it was the site of numerous Revolutionary War events. It served as a sacred Cherokee Indian island until ceded to Whites in 1806, long after ceding all land around it. The end of the first wagon road to the Southwest, it was the point of origin for the state's earliest western expansion and the starting point for Boone's Wilderness Road into Kentucky. In 1777, the first July 4 celebration west of the mountains was held on this island near the trading post home of Col. Joseph Martin.
Whew, lots of text. Three to four different topics of importance.
Sign is located along Netherland Inn Read near the intersection of Ridgefields Road. Park at the Greenbelt lot.
Marker Name: The Long Island of the Holston
Marker Location: Roadside
Type of Marker: Other
Marker Number: 1A 107
Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission
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