Double Springs - 1A 97 - Sullivan County, TN
Posted by: vhasler
N 36° 26.130 W 082° 33.804
17S E 359868 N 4033389
Quick Description: Large water spring contributed to several events.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 11/2/2008 4:09:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM52YB
Sign text: 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 1-4, 1776. The Double Springs Church, to the south, was founded by 1786 by Jonathan Mulkey and pastored for 40 years by Jesse Riggs. Nearby lived John Jones, one of the commissioners of the Watauga Association.
Marker Name: Double Springs
Marker Location: Roadside
Type of Marker: Other
Marker Number: 1A 97
Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission
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