Battle of Island Flats - First Skirmish - 1A 94 - Kingsport, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 31.878 W 082° 30.844
17S E 364457 N 4043946
Quick Description: Historical marker for Revolutionary War battle in the West
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 9/26/2008 7:54:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM4T6M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
Views: 23

Long Description:
Sign Text:
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 retreat. The militia regrouped, held council, and marched on to the main battle, one of the significant battles of the Revolution in the West.

Sign located at the intersection of Warpath, Memorial Blvd, and Center Streets. Parking available at adjacent Shell gas station.
Marker Name: Battle of Island Flats - First Skirmish

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Battle (war)

Marker Number: 1A 94

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission


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